Kitchee Returns to Premier League Battleground to

Coming off a midweek victory in the AFC Cup circuit, Kitchee will head back to familiar stomping ground in the BOCG Life Hong Kong Premier League by facing BC Rangers at home in Mongkok Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The match will kick-off at 5:30pm. The two battling sides this weekend have already met twice this season, with Kitchee and BC Rangers each winning once. The upcoming match should be contested by two largely in-form sides, as Kitchee is heading into the game riding on a five-game unbeaten run, while BC Rangers has achieved back-to-back victories recently; on another note, the two sides also have in-form strikers in their lineups, as Kitchee’s Rufino Sgovia has netted four times in the past four games, while BC Rangers’ Tommy Chuck has rediscovered his scoring form with five goals from the past seven games, making this weekend’s clash a very interesting one indeed. Kitchee centre-back Helio Goncalves indicates his form is steadily climbing after returning from injuries and look forward to contribute to the team once again. “At the start of resuming training, things were all rather difficult for my body and I was not quite used to it. However, after taking part in a reserve game, things have slowly improved and I am now back to around eighty-five percent. The team’s results have been affected by injuries this season and hopefully, I can regain my match-form quickly and once again contribute to the team,” said the towering defender. All-action midfielder Matthew Lam stresses that despite falling behind the premier league leader in the title-chase, Kitchee is ready to keep plugging along until the very last moment. “Let us be honest, no matter how tough things get in the premier league, we will be giving our best shot until the very end. No matter whether we can successfully defend the premier league title or not, it is still important for us to keep striving for the best possible league finish, as the final position might affect our right for next season’s home stadium-selection and the playoff berth,” Lam explained.