Yesterday we drew 2-2 with Pegasus at the Hong Kong Stadium, after a dominant first half display leading 1-0 we came out the second half in good spirit only to lose a soft equaliser. We showed good character to immediately get the lead but unfortunately deep into stoppage time we let the lead slip to draw the game 2-2. We are unbeaten in two games but looking back should have two wins from these games, we must remain positive and believe in ourselves that the wins will come and we will start to creep up the table.
21 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018
Last night we drew 2-2 with my former club Kitchee at the Mong Kok stadium. The performance was excellent from everyone and we really appreciate the support from our travelling fans. The game marked the debut of Diego Forlan for Kitchee, its a great signing for the profile of the league here in Hong Kong. We take plenty of positives from the game ahead of another tough game next weekend at the Hong Kong Stadium against high flying Pegasus Fc.
6 Jan 2018
Last week I spoke to the leading football magazine in Hong Kong, Football Weekly about my time with KC Southern District FC and about the work of my Foundation in the UK and Asia. Its always good to give some insights on the work of the Foundation and hopefully the work in Asia can continue to expand.
26 Dec 2017
On Christmas day we played our eagerly awaited cup semi final against Eastern Long Lions Fc at the Mong Kok Stadium in front of a festive crowd. We dominated the chances in the game but unfortunately we could not convert the several clear cut chances we created, eventually narrowly losing 1-0. We now have a mini break to dust ourselves down, regroup and make sure we improve our performances in the second half of the season.
25 Dec 2017
Yesterday I had a chat with Sky Sports News regarding the Christmas day fixture here in Hong Kong.
10 Dec 2017
Last night we lost 3-1 away to Lee Man Rangers in the League, it was a hugely frustrating game in which took an early lead but unfortunately let ourselves down with a poor first half display. We dominated the second half proceedings but it was too little too late. We now have two weeks to prepare for a huge semi final game against Eastern in the Community Shield. We will stick together as a group of players and staff in order to be ready for the next game and give our fans something to cheer about.
3 Dec 2017
This afternoon we drew 1-1 with my former club Kitchee in the Sapling Cup in an end to end game either team could of won, we created some clear cut chances with the game at 1-0 but unfortunately could not see out the game and allowed Kitchee an equaliser in the second half. We showed excellent character today to put in a very good team performance full of spirit and desire. We now have a week to prepare for a very important league game next weekend. The young players who played today were excellent and showed real promise and potential.
18 Nov 2017
Last night we played an excellent game but unfortunately lost 1-0 to Eastern Fc in the latter stages of a hotly contested game, their was a heated atmosphere during the game with tempers running high on both sides, we must dust ourselves down, regroup and find some momentum in the league. There is still three quarters of the season to go so we have time to go on a good run of form.
5 Nov 2017
We lost 0-1 at the weekend to a very good Tai Po side, it was a very frustrating afternoon for us at both ends of the field. We need to now brush our selves down, rectify some mistakes and work even harder ahead of the next league game again Eastern in two weeks time. There was some very good individual performances from the players, however we could not break down a well drilled Tai Po team. I would like to wish them all the best for the rest of the season.
28 Oct 2017
It was pleasing to reach the 400 career game milestone today, it was disappointing to lose the game against Rangers in the group stage of the Sapling Cup but we still have a long way to go in the group and still have a good chance of getting through to the next stage. We must now regroup and focus on the next League game against Tai Po next weekend which will be a difficult game.
22 Oct 2017
15 Oct 2017
We showed good spirit to bounce back from the last defeat with a very hard fought 3-0 win over Yuen Long in a local derby game. It was very important for us to correct the mistakes from the previous game and put up a decent performance in order to regain the confidence form the previous two wins, it was pleasing to get our first clean sheet of the season. We now have one week to prepare for the next game. On a personal note I was delighted to see over 30 participants from the ZRF and KC Southern community pilot programme at the game.
2 Oct 2017
Yesterday we lost away to home in a very disappointing performance, after two back to back wins we must now go back to the training ground and rectify the mistakes and try to bounce back in the next game in a few weeks time. There were lots of lessons learned for certain players so hopefully they can take on board those lessons and put them right in the next game.
16 Sep 2017
9 Sep 2017
On Saturday we registered our first league win of the season at home to HK Rangers FC, it proved to be a difficult game due to the testing weather conditions. We now look forward to the next game in a weeks time which is also at our home stadium. I would like to thank the fans who sat in the rain to support the team today, it was hugely appreciated by all of us. On a personal note I was pleased to get an assist.
7 Sep 2017
I recently did an interview for ON.CC Tv in Hong Kong talking about the season ahead and the work of my Foundation in the UK. I would love to bring the work of the Zesh Rehman Foundation to Hong Kong in the near future.
26 Aug 2017
We opened the season with a home game against Pegasus FC at the Aberdeen Sports Ground in scorching heat at 230pm. The team competed very well and were very unfortunate to have 3 genuine penalty appeals turned down as well as two players sent off which changed the complexion of the game. It was a hugely frustrating afternoon but we must dust ourselves down, regroup and prepare for the next game after the International break which again is at home. It was nice to be back in competitive action in the Hong Kong Premier League, there is still a very long way to go this season so we will remain positive and keep working hard everyday to get some wins under out belt.
17 Aug 2017
7 Aug 2017
5 Aug 2017
I recently caught up KC Southern Fc Tv in an interview prior to our visit to Japan. To watch the interview visit the following link:
Pre season has entered its 3rd week of preparations, the squad came has come away to Japan in an effort to step up our fitness level and play some friendly games. The squad has integrated well and the new lads are gelling together. The level of football in Japan is very high and is possibly one of the best standards in Asia.
25 Jun 2017
I recently sat down to an interview with Sky Sports reflection on my time last season with Gillingham Fc and the new challenge ahead in the Hong Kong Premier League with Southern District FC.
To read the article visit the following link.
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18 Jun 2017
I recently did an interview with ESPN Asia talking about my recent move to Hong Kong including the reasons for the decision. To read the article visit the following link:
15 Jun 2017
Delighted to have signed for Southern Fc in Hong Kong. An ambitious, progressive and competitive club with a great family atmosphere. After weighing up several offers in England & other parts of the world a return to the Far East was far too good to refuse for me and my family. Looking forward to working again with Head Coach Cheng Siu Chung who is an excellent man manager, very passionate and knowledgeable on the game. To read more about the move visit the following link:
19 May 2017
12 May 2017
Yesterday I spoke to the guys at Four Four Two in Asia about the keys to having a successful stint abroad and some of the key issue you are likely to have to deal with. I hope the article can help a few people thinking of embarking on a career abroad in football or any other work, the same principles apply. To read the article visit the following link:
11 May 2017
I spoke to ESPN recently about my return to the UK with Gillingham Football Club and reflecting on my time in Asia. To read the article visit the following link:
1 May 2017
Yesterday we played in a very important game to determine whether we would avoid relegation away to Northampton. We drew the game 0-0 which gave us the vital point to finish above the drop zone and maintain Gillingham Football Club league One status for next season. It was a game for ca=lm experienced heads, I was pleased to be able to use all of my experience to maximum affect and help us stay up. It has been a tough few months but the most important thing was to make sure we survived by hook or by crook which we have done. I played 10 games in the two months, scoring one goal and helping us pick up 14 points. I will now switch off for a little while, regather my energy before weighing up my options ahead of next season. I would like to thank all of the Gillingham, fans for sticking by the team and especially to the travelling fans yesterday who contributed to a tremendous end of season atmosphere.