Chinese Super League group Guangzhou RF have been given special diagnosis as they aim to join a Hong Kong Premier League for a entrance deteriorate in September.
The bar will be authorised to use all their mainland players and be exempted from unfamiliar actor share if proposals from a Hong Kong Premier League operative party, are authorized by a Hong Kong Football Association.
The Working Party motionless in a assembly on Tuesday night that they will contention a recommendation to a Hong Kong FA house subsequent week that 11 teams will start subsequent season.
The 10 other teams are fortifying champions Eastern and 6 HKPL teams – Kitchee, South China, Pegasus, Yuen Long, Rangers and Southern – dual newly promoted sides Tai Po and Hong Kong Football Club and Hong Kong Sapling, who are aiming to lapse to a tip moody after personification in a aged First Division in a 2011-2012 season.
Dreams Metro Gallery, who finished sixth in a joining final season, have motionless to lift out of a HKPL since of financial problems, while relegated Wong Tai Sin are not seeking special management to stay in a tip flight.
There had been concerns final month that they would be too few teams in a Premier League for subsequent season, nonetheless a problem seems to have been resolved.
“There will be 20 joining matches for any group and during slightest 3 some-more for crater competition,” pronounced arch executive Mark Sutcliffe.
“Guangzhou RF will be a new further to a foe and will be given special grant on their players’ status.”
Sutcliffe pronounced as distant as he was aware, RF would be promulgation a growth patrol to Hong Kong with 20 players and their mainland players would not be deliberate as unfamiliar players.
Local clubs are usually authorised a limit registration of 6 unfamiliar players for any group with 4 personification during one time and First Division runners-up Football Club, who motionless to take adult a graduation offer during their EGM assembly on Monday with veteran contracts for their players subsequent season, will have to approve with a share on their series of unfamiliar players.
“RF will have to register a opposite set of players in Hong Kong as a Chinese Football Association do not concede players to be purebred for dual opposite associations,” pronounced Sutcliffe. “But these mainland players will not be deliberate abroad players as we will yield them with an exemption. We will also inspire them to pointer adult some-more internal players from Dreams Metro Gallery and Wong Tai Sin, who are no longer personification in a Premier League.”
Sutcliffe pronounced a inclusion of Guangzhou RF will make foe some-more “interesting” and a Chinese bar will not contest during a tip moody during a responsibility of internal clubs as there are no other takers.
Guangzhou RF will play their home matches during Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground on Hong Kong Island. However, they won’t be authorised to play in a Playoff for AFC foe during a finish of a deteriorate or paint Hong Kong in a AFC Champions League even if they win a Premier League pretension subsequent season.