Table-leading Kitchee set to fend off challenge fr

Having racked up successive wins to start the new premier league season, Kitchee will venture to Hong Kong Stadium on Sunday afternoon and take on another in-form premier league side in the shape of Hong Kong Pegasus. The crunching affair will kick-off at 5:30pm and Blues fans should not miss out on the thrilling action. Despite being less than a month into the new season, the game between Kitchee and Hong Kong Pegasus is already shaping up as a must-see for local football fans. A quick glance at the premier league chart will see Kitchee and Hong Kong Pegasus occupying the top two spots in the table, with both sides having an identical 100% winning record – each earning two wins from two games. Kitchee dusted off Dreams FC in sensational fashion last week and new signing Lucas Da Silva stole the show by finding the back of the net four times; Hong Kong Pegasus, powered by substitute Leong Ka-hang, came from behind and defeated R&F 3:1 in the previous round. With the Macanese striker seemingly to be in decent form, Kitchee defenders should all be well-warned ahead of the weekend tussle. Kitchee full-back Dani Cancela acknowledges Hong Kong Pegasus has started the season well and with home field advantage this weekend, should possess legitimate threat to Kitchee. “Hong Kong Pegasus has brought in quality reinforcements such as Awal Mahama and a few other Europeans in the summer. I think the side has definitely improved,” assessed the veteran defender. “They have also opened the season with a win, then added another one last week, taking away all the pressure from the early season, therefore I expect them to play well and we must come up with a solid game-plan.” Speed demon Christian Annan, who was loaned to Hong Kong Pegasus last season, points out that Hong Kong Pegasus has made sweeping changes this season with improvements in mind, therefore Kitchee players must be on guard. “Yeung Ching-kwong has taken over the coaching reins at Hong Kong Pegasus and they seem to be a much-improved side than last year. Picking up successive wins to start the season is a great testament to that,” Annan noted. “Having said that, I do not think we need to be overly concerned about them. As long as we play up to our own standard and utilize our strengths, I am quite confident that we can come home with all three points.”