曼城營運總監奧瑪．貝拉達 (Omar Berrada)表示：「我們很高興宣布，曼城將會再次來到香港。上次訪港之後，我們捧起了英超聯賽獎盃，所以我們希望這次訪港，能讓球員做好準備，迎接下一個賽季。曼城在香港有許多熱情的球迷，有著非常活躍的球迷會。我們迫不及待地再次在這些球迷面前演出。」
Kitchee announced today that the club will stage a pre-season match against three-time English Premier League Champions, Manchester City. Named as the Jockey Club Kitchee Centre Cup, sponsored by EDPS System Limited to celebrate their 45th Anniversary. The event at Hong Kong Stadium on Wednesday 24 July 2019 will be the first time that the top-flight English team is hosted by Kitchee in Hong Kong.
As part of Kitchee’s ongoing commitment to bringing the best teams to Hong Kong, the Jockey Club Kitchee Centre Cup will give local fans a fantastic matchday experience as well as a learning opportunity for Hong Kong with the exchange of football knowledge and skills between the two sides. Moreover, Mr. Guardiola, inspiring Manager, will attend the competition’s prestigious gala dinner.
Wilson Ng, General Manager of Kitchee, said he is very excited about bringing such a event to Hong Kong for the benefit of the Club’s loyal and passionate fans. “Our aim is to bring top teams to Hong Kong and compete against Kitchee every summer. We have attracted Manchester City to come this year, straight after the Premier League Asia Trophy in Shanghai and Nanjing.”
“This is more than just an exhibition match. We consider the tie an important part of our pre-season training,” added Alex Chu, Kitchee’s Head Coach. “This match is particularly crucial for us to get our players match fit and prepared for the start of the new season, especially for the Hong Kong Premier League which is right around the corner.”
Omar Berrada, Manchester City’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: “We are excited to announce our return to Hong Kong for this match. After the last time we
visited Hong Kong, the team went on to lift the Premier League trophy later that season so we hope this visit will again provide the players with great preparation for the upcoming campaign. We have many passionate followers in Hong Kong, including a very active supporters club, and we can’t wait to play in front of these fans once again.”
Standard tickets for the match are priced at $350, $590, $890 and $1190. A limited number of concessionary tickets for Students and Senior Citizens are priced at HK$250. Public ticket sales will be available on http://www.cityline.com from 26 April 2019. Cityline ticketing outlets and Tom Lee Music branches will also available from 27 April 2019.
Jockey Club Kitchee Centre Cup
Kitchee vs Manchester City
Venue: Hong Kong Stadium
Public tickets sales from 26/4/2019
- Hong Kong Stadium (only for 26/4/2019)
- Cityline outlets and Tom Lee Music branches (from 27/4/2019)
- Pre-sales for Kitchee Bluewave Fans Club Members and the Students of Kitchee Academy.