Tournament regulars and two-time Plate winners KCC Veterans return to the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens seeking to progress from the group stage for the first time in three years.
Last year, KCC Veterans drew with eventual champions Discovery Bay in the group stage but failed to progress after defeats by Wallsend Boys Club, HKFC Masters and playonPROS.
In 2017, they also failed to reach the knockout stage despite a draw with eventual finalists Wallsend Boys Club and a win over HKFC Chairman’s Select.
The historic Kowloon institution has been well represented over the years, with former players including Liverpool and England legend John Barnes, ex-Scotland and Everton forward Pat Nevin and former Northern Ireland and Wimbledon striker Lawrie Sanchez featuring.
KCC Veterans reached the final of the Plate in both 2015 and 2016, beating HKFC Chairman’s Select four years ago before losing on penalties to Yau Yee League Masters a year later.
They also previously won the second-tier competition in 2009 by defeating Yau Yee League Masters 2-0 in the final.
KCC Veterans achieved their best performance in 2008 and 2011 by reaching the Cup quarter-finals.