Kitchee hopes to extend away winning record by ove

After suffering two consecutive goalless draws in the premier league, Kitchee will travel to Tai Po Sports Ground on Sunday afternoon and take on Wofoo Tai Po, hoping to break its goal-draught from the past two games and to extend its impressive all-conquering away record so far this season. The match will kick-off at 2:30pm. Kitchee was held to consecutive goalless draws by BC Glory Sky and Eastern Long Lions recently, trailing the latter by two points in the premier league, making the battle against Wofoo Tai Po all the more important. However, the team will first need to rediscover its scoring boots, as the side failed to find the back of the net over the past two games. The Blues have done extremely well away from home this season, winning all of its away matches by racking up victories against HKFC, Lee Man Rangers, Hong Kong Pegasus and R&F, scoring eight goals in the process and conceding only once. Kitchee will likely be the favourite heading into the weekend tilt, as the side has often managed to come up victorious against Wofoo Tai Po ever since the New Territories side’s debut in the top flight. In addition, new striker Orhan Mustafi’s arrival should in theory boost the team’s attacking options and add to Kitchee’s winning chances. Swiss striker Orhan Mustafi, who made his debut for Kitchee last weekend, insists his teammates have put all the disappointment from last weekend’s draw behind them. “This might not be a top-of-the-table clash but we still need to maintain the same focused as last weekend, trying our best to go for all three points. This might be my first time playing in Wofoo Tai Po’s home ground but I have a lot of experience from playing away and will not be moaning about the pitch’s sizes and conditions. I should be able to handle any playing surface that I might come across,” Mustafi predicted. “I understand when the opponent stacks load of players at the backline, it usually generates problem for Kitchee with limited attacking space. However, the match is ninety minutes long and good teams should be able to find a way to score goals. As long as we keep possession and move the ball around with speed, I am sure we can come up with ways to breakdown the opponent. At the end, my job is to pressure the opposing defense and to score for Kitchee.” South Korean Kim Bong Jin, who has been an ever-presence in the Kitchee lineup so far this season, maintains the team’s confidence is not shaken despite drawing two games in a row. “We have always viewed the premier league title as our target and we will put our best performance forward and go for a win. I did not play for quite some time before signing for Kitchee but my form has steadily climbed to around eighty percent. There is a huge different in culture between Hong Kong and South Korea but everyone in the Kitchee family has treated me with great kindness, allowing me to gradually settling into the local lifestyle,” Kim said.