Kitchee Visits Kwoon Chung Southern on Weekend wit

With the first victory in the Year of the Monkey firmly in its back pocket, Kitchee will travel to Aberdeen Sports Ground on Saturday afternoon for a BOCG Life Hong Kong Premier League fixture against Kwoon Chung Southern. The match will go underway at 2:30pm. Kitchee currently occupies the third position in the premier league table and is in desperate need for points to sustain its pressure on the title front-runners. Compared with the other premier league sides, Kitchee has actually done quite well in both attack and defense so far this season. New signing Rufino Sgovia has netted three goals from the past two games while partner Jorge Tarres recorded a brace in the previous outing. Despite visiting the challenging Aberdeen Sports Ground this weekend, Kitchee should still be the slight favourite heading into the tilt. Fernando Pedreira, who plays an attacking and aggressive style, offers his analysis on Kwoon Chung Southern ahead of the weekend battle. “Kwoon Chung Southern has quality coaching staffs and players, definitely a dangerous side for any team to face,” points out the likable Brazilian. “Jose Diaz often holds the key to the team’s performance and Wellingsson De Souza usually creates a lot of trouble for the opponent. Another threat that we really need to be aware of has to be Michael Luk and his free-kicks. The district side has scored a lot of goals from set-pieces this season and it is something that we need to pay attention to.” Young midfielder Jered Lum signals that Kitchee is going all out for three points this weekend, hoping to sustain its push for the premier league title. “This is going to be a very important match for us. In fact, I would say it is pretty much a must-win. While we might be getting ready for the AFC Cup group matches, we really need to take games one match at a time and can ill-afford to look too far ahead. I have watched Kwoon Chung Southern’s performances on video to try to gain a better understanding on their playing style but at the end of the day, the most important issue will be our own performance,” Lum said.