FA Cup 2004/2005 kick-off on 28 April


The Hong Kong Football Association and Xiangxue Pharmaceutical Factory Co. Ltd. jointly held the “Xiangxue Pharmaceutical FA Cup 2004/2005” Press Conference together, at the Metropole Hotel today (21 April). At the occasion, Chairman of Hong Kong Football Association Mr. Martin Hong and representative from Xiangxue Pharmaceutical Factory Co. Ltd., Mr Liu Hau Wu conducted a drawing ceremony of the Tournament. And Mr. Martin Hong said, “Xiangxue Pharmaceutical is the first mainland commercial sector and pioneer, who sponsors mainland team competing in Hong Kong Professional League. Their actions further facilitate the regions’ communications, as well as advancing football standards.” The FA Cup kick-off on 28 April (Thursday, 8pm) at Mongkok Stadium, qualified teams will play at the Semi-Final on 5 May (Thursday) and the Champion will be known at the Finale of the Tournament, on May 22 (Sunday, Hong Kong Stadium). The Champion will receive a prize money of HKD$80,000 and teams who finish in different positions will also receive prize money. There will also be Best Scorer and Best Defender of the Tournament awards, to individual outstanding players in the Tournament Happy Valley (the FA Cup defending Champion), Sun Hei (League Cup Holder) and the fresh Senior Shield Champion (to be produced on 23 April), would less likely to enjoy an easy journey either to retain or collect one more title, because other teams also have qualities and strong believes to challenge. Dongguan Centurycity Real Estate FA Cup 2003/2004 Awards Champion: Happy Valley 1st Runner-up: Kitchee