HONG KONG - Muangthong United have arrived in Hong Kong for the NIKE Lunar New Year Cup. Organised by Kitchee SC and ProEvents is the appointed Event Management Partner of the tournament, Muangthong United will be up against Kitchee at 17:30 while FC Seoul will take on Auckland City at 15:00 on 28th January - first day of the Lunar New Year and winners of both matches will proceed to meet in the Final on 31st January while the other two teams will also compete for the 3rd/4th placing match on the same day.
Muangthong United are four time champions at the top level of football competition in Thailand. The club was formed in 1989, but in 2007 the team began its meteoric rise to the top flight, winning trophies in lower divisions before capturing their first championship in 2009. The “KIRIN” have since become the powerhouse team of Thai football and sets the standard for others to follow. The club contains many of Thailand’s best players, all members of the national team. With such talent it was no surprise that in 2016 the club were again Champions.
Tickets priced at HK$380, HK$280, HK$180 and HK$100 (concessionary) will be available through Cityline.com.