HK Team

Player rating: Hong Kong vs Chinese Taipei

Hong Kong lost their first match under Mixu Paatelainen 0-2 to Chinese Taipei.’s Andy Chiu observed the various player performances under difficult pitch conditions. 

Yapp Hung Fai: 6.5/10

Some may question Yapp’s performance for Eastern this season, but he remains solid when representing Hong Kong, made a number of key saves.

Dani Cancela: 4.5/10

Was exploited on the left. Perhaps it’s a bit demanding to ask a 37-year old to match the pace of the young Taiwanese players in counter-attacks. Improved a lot in the second half and made some good tackles.

Festus Baise: 6.5/10

Consistent and solid, it was unfortunate that his clearance led to the second goal.

Andy Russell: 6/10 

Defended okay and won most of the aerial challenges, but needs to be more decisive when making passes.

Tsui Wang-kit: 6/10

Did well and made good judgement on when to join attacks. Would be great to see more of him with Yu Tsz-nam on the right in the future.

Huang Yang: 5.5/10

Was pressured by the Taiwanese midfielders and couldn’t do much in controlling the possession.

Ju Yingzhi: 6.5/10

Did alright, and was very unlucky that his header hit the bar. Truly deserves a contract for another season in the Hong Kong Premier League.

Philip Chan Siu-kwan: 5.5/10

Didn’t have enough chances to prove his worth in attacking, and lost the ball in a dangerous position that led to the second goal.

Yu Tze-nam: 6.5/10

Lively and decent. Protected the ball well on the right and created some chances.

Jaimes McKee: 5.5/10

Made a few good runs in the first half. Had a great chance in the 51st minute, but failed to deliver. Definitely needs more time to get used to the new 4-4-2 formation.

Alex Akande: 6/10

Looked sharp on the pitch before picking up an injury. We wish him a speedy recovery.



Chan Kwong-ho: 6/10

Did okay for his first cap. Missed a golden chance to score, but has shown some promises.

Sun Ming-him: 6/10

Worked hard to create chances in the second half.

Wong Wai: 5.5/10

Controlled the ball well, needs time to adapt to Mixu’s system.

Chan Shinichi: N/A

Too little time to make an impression.

Tan Chun Lok: N/A

Too little time to make an impression.

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