DALIAN, China, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Super League side Hebei FC is struggling with serious financial woes, a club team official suggested on Tuesday.
The Hebei team, who will face Shananxi Chang'an Athletic FC in the first round of Chinese FA Cup on Wednesday, has overcome some difficulties to make their presence at the tournament, said Lang Zheng, who is coaching the team temporarily as head coach Kim Jong-pu has yet returned from South Korea.
"We are facing tremendous difficulties, and our coaching staff paid some travel expense out of their own pockets to bring the team to Dalian," he said at the pre-match press conference.
Hebei FC has been in dire financial straits and faces the danger of dissolving before this season ends, some Chinese media have reported. Enditem