Hong Kong FA To Replace Six Members Who Quit Disciplinary Committee
The Hong Kong FA "will appoint new officials as soon as possible after all six members of its disciplinary committee quit on Monday," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. HKFA Vice-Chair Pui Kwan-kay said, "Their decision has affected our image as many of them have served the association for a long time. There should have been more and better communication between the two sides to prevent this from happening, but there is nothing we can do now." The committee, led by its Chair Stephen Wong Kwok-ki, "accused the association's board of directors of interfering in its independence." In their joint letter of resignation, the six said that "the board had forced the committee to accept the presence of a referee instructor at all of its meetings and take his advice before reaching any decisions" (SCMP, 2/6).