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After 4 years without fans seeing a home goal, Hong Kong hit 10 in Brunei rout


Hong Kong football fans wait 4 years to see their national team score a goal at home – then get 10 in rout of Brunei

Newly naturalised forward duo bring cutting edge, with Everton Camargo netting twice and Michael Udebuluzor hitting bar twice on debutThe team’s previous strikes at Hong Kong Stadium had been in 2019; since then, their fans had not seen them score a goal of their own at homeHong Kong Football Association (HKFA)Paul McNamaraPublished: 10:15pm, 11 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Hong Kong went from drought to deluge in a 10-0 rout of Brunei on Monday, as their supporters’ thirst for goals was finally sated.

The home fans were so jubilant at what they witnessed at Hong Kong Stadium that the red horde launched into a “Poznan” celebration – often associated with Manchester City – before half-time in a one-sided encounter.

Comparisons with European champions City would be outlandish, though, and if coach Jorn Andersen were to be picky, he would question why his side did not score more.

“We want 10,” the faithful screamed during the second-half – and Hong Kong obliged, albeit after spurning chances to get there sooner.

Those supporters had not seen a Hong Kong player score since Roberto Affonso Junior netted against Cambodia in November 2019. A 2-0 victory over Myanmar 12 months ago happened behind closed doors, while Singapore donated an own goal in March.

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