The 31 year-old defender said: "It has been difficult, mainly because my family hasn't been with me.

"But football in Hong Kong is improving, with the arrival of Brazilian and Nigerian players."

Cavaleiro also revealed: "The Chinese players do not meet schedules, always arriving late for training, but the coaches can not protest too much.

"But the club has great conditions, both financial and in terms of resources. We have had a great championship and we are first, with an eight point lead on the second placed team."