Another regular fixture at the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens, HKFC Chairman’s Select return looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2017 event, which saw them lose all four of their matches – against Wallsend Boys Club, Yau Yee League Masters, playonPROS and KCC Veterans – to finish bottom of their group. That result stands in sharp contrast to the performance 12 months earlier when they reached to semi-finals to equal their best-ever performance.
Having previously progressed to the last four in 2010, the representative side opened the 2016 edition of the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Discovery Bay before posting a 3-1 win over USRC. HKFC Chairman’s Select returned on Saturday to play out a goalless draw with KCC Veterans before 1-1 stalemate with Ajax All Stars saw them advance to the Cup semi-finals as Group A runners-up. But a narrow 1-0 reversal to Citi All Stars saw the local team’s run brought to an end.
A year earlier, HKFC Chairman’s Select advanced to the Plate final after two wins and two defeats in the group stage, but then failed to lift the title for the third time – after Plate successes over Bangkok Airways and Singapore Cricket Club Tigers in 2012 and 2013 respectively – as KCC Veterans