Dutch East Indies Tour of Nan Hwa 1937


Nan Hwa (the Hongkong club also known as South China) made several trips to the Dutch East Indies, including this one in 1937, at a time Japan was waging a brutal war of aggression on China. Batavia Chinese club side U.M.S. took care of the organisation of the trip.
Matches in the Dutch East Indies

on Java

26- 7 Batavia           S.V.B.B./Vios XI 1-5 Nan Hwa
28- 7 Cheribon          Y.H.H./Zw. Ster  1-2 Nan Hwa
31- 7 Batavia           S.V.J.A.         1-3 Nan Hwa
 1- 8 Batavia           V.B.O. XI        2-3 Nan Hwa
 3- 8 Pekalongan        T.H.H.           3-6 Nan Hwa
 7- 8 Semarang          P.S.S.I.         2-2 Nan Hwa
 8- 8 Semarang          V.S.O. XI        0-2 Nan Hwa 
11- 8 Malang            M.V.U. XI        2-5 Nan Hwa
14- 8 Soerabaja         H.B.S.           1-2 Nan Hwa
15- 8 Soerabaja         S.V.B. XI        1-1 Nan Hwa
18- 8 Soerabaja         Tiong Hoa        1-2 Nan Hwa
21- 8 Bandoeng          Miss Riboet XI   3-0 Nan Hwa
22- 8 Bandoeng          V.B.B.O. XI      0-5 Nan Hwa
25- 8 Bandoeng          Sparta           1-3 Nan Hwa
26- 8 Batavia           V.B.O. XI        4-0 Nan Hwa
28- 8 Batavia           Hercules         0-1 Nan Hwa
29- 8 Batavia           Rest van Batavia 4-4 Nan Hwa
31- 8 Batavia           V.I.J. XI        1-3 Nan Hwa

Total Record Nan Hwa:     18  13  3  2  49-28  29


Match Details

26- 7 S.V.B.B./Vios XI 1-5 Nan Hwa

S.V.B.B./Vios XI: Matheys; Lay Sie Foo, Shields; Lippelt, Tjoetjoe, Anwar;
                  Onong, Manusama, Oscar, Lübach, Meeng
Nan Hwa: Tam Kwan-kon; Mak Sui-hon, Lee Tin-sang; Lau Hing-choi,
         Leung Wing-chiu, Lee Kwok-wai; Tso Kwai-shing, Fung King-cheung, 
         Lee Wai-tong, Lai Shiu-wing, Lee Shek-yau
Half-Time: 0-2
Note: at U.M.S.-terrein.  Anwar and Meeng later were part of the Dutch East 
      Indies squad at the 1938 World Cup.
      Lee Wai-tong had been captain of the China Olympic team 1936, of the
      Loh Hwa side touring Java and Sumatra in 1930, and had played for 
      Batavia side U.M.S. in their championship season 1932/33.

28- 7 Y.H.H./Zw. Ster  1-2 Nan Hwa

Note: at gemeente-sportterrein, Kosambi, Cheribon.  The hosts were first 
      announced as a Cheribon/Tegal XI but later specified to be a combination
      of Y.H.H. (a Chinese club side, presumably from Tegal) and Zwarte Ster
      (a "native" club side, 1936/37 champions of the P.S.I.T. league in
      Cheribon, who had trashed "European" Cheribon champions P.S.C. 7-1 in
      a friendly in April).

31- 7 S.V.J.A.         1-3 Nan Hwa

S.V.J.A.: Tanasalé; Husurpunny, Teterissa; Huwae, Tetalepta, Anakotta;
          Taihitu, Pattiwael, Sahetapy, Siegers, Tarumasely
Nan Hwa: Tam Kwan-kon; Mak Sui-hon, Lee Tin-sang; Leung Wing-chiu, Tak-poa,
         Lee Kwok-wai; Tso Kwai-shing, Fung King-cheung, Lee Wai-tong,
         Lai Shiu-wing, Lee Shek-yau
referee: Mols
Goals: Pattiwael 1-0, Fung King-cheung 1-1, Lai Shiu-wing 1-2,
       Fung King-cheung 1-3
Half-Time: 1-2
Note: at Planten- en Dierentuin.  S.V.J.A. were 1936/37 champions of Batavia.
      Taihitu and Pattiwael later were part of the Dutch East Indies squad at
      the 1938 World Cup.

 1- 8 V.B.O.           2-3 Nan Hwa

V.B.O.: Van Beuzekom; Giok Seng, Brugman; Lippelt, Tan Sien Ien, Anakotta;
        Taihitu, Zomers, Pattiwael, Lübach, Meeng
Nan Hwa: Tam Kwan-kon; Mak Sui-hon, Lee Tin-sang; Lau Hing-choi,
         Leung Wing-chiu, Lee Kwok-wai; Yeung Shui-yick, Fung King-cheung, 
         Lee Wai-tong, Lai Shiu-wing, Lee Shek-yau
referee: Foltinsky
Goals: Lübach 1-0, Lai Shiu-wing 1-1, Lee Shek-yau 1-2, Lee Wai-tong 1-3,
       Lübach 2-3
Half-Time: 1-2
Note: at Planten- en Dierentuin.  Van Beuzekom, Taihitu, Zomers, Pattiwael
      and Meeng later were part of the Dutch East Indies squad at the 
      1938 World Cup.

 7- 8 P.S.S.I.         2-2 Nan Hwa

P.S.S.I.: R. Maladi; Marjo, Ahoed; Kemi, Sardjan, Warno;
          Jazid, Soetris, Djawad, Hoedoro, Moestaram
Nan Hwa: Tam Kwan-kon; Mak Sui-hon, Lee Tin-sang; Jin-chen, Leung Wing-chiu,
         Lau Hing-choi; Yeung Shui-yick, Fung King-cheung, Lee Wai-tong,
         Lai Shiu-wing, Lee Shek-yau
referee: Wille
Half-Time: 0-1
Note: the P.S.S.I. team consisted of 8 players from Persis (Solo), 2 from
      P.S.I.T. (Cirebon) and 1 from P.S.I.M. (Djokjakarta);
      this draw, undoubtedly a fine result for the representation of the "native"
      football federation of Java at its maiden appearance, is occasionally
      advanced as proof of the superiority of "native" football on Java as
      compared to the "European" version.  However, that is stretching it. 
      Quite apart from the fact that the "European" federations and clubs on
      Java were not closed to "native" players (ambonese side S.V.J.A. were
      reigning champions of the V.B.O. and supplied a number of players to the
      V.B.O. selections; the S.V.B.B./Vios combination which played Nan Hwa on 
      26 July only consisted for about half of "Europeans"), friendly results 
      between "European" and "native" city federations suggest otherwise: in
      Batavia alone, the V.B.O. beat the V.I.J. 9-0 on 19 July 1936 and again
      8-0 on 25 March 1939.  In fact, not only the N.I.V.U., F.I.F.A. members
      for the territory, but also the H.N.V.B., the ethnic Chinese football 
      federation on Java, probably boasted a stronger team than the P.S.S.I.

 8- 8 V.S.O.           0-2 Nan Hwa

Half-Time: 0-1
Note: in this match Nan Hwa star striker and captain Lee Wai-tong broke his tibia. 

21- 8 Miss Riboet XI   3-0 Nan Hwa

Note: Miss Riboet (Miss Ribut - ribut means "noisy" in Malay) was a famous native 
      actress who managed a football side (representing her Maleisch Operette-
      Gezelschap Orion) since 1928, playing (in green shirts, thus nicknamed 
      "De Groenen") on selected occasions such as charity matches.  At the time,
      Miss Riboet XI most likely was the strongest "native" football team in the
      Dutch East Indies.  In November 1937, striker Abidin was mentioned among
      the candidates for the Dutch East Indies 1938 World Cup selection.  
      Originally Persib (the "native" city federation of Bandoeng) had been 
      announced as Nan Hwa opponents for this match; apparently Miss Riboet XI
      were a late replacement.

26- 8 V.B.O.           4-0 Nan Hwa

V.B.O.: Eng Siat; Teterissa, Brugman; Lippelt, Tjoetjoe, Anakotta;
        Taihitu, Pattiwael, Jahn, Lübach, Meeng
Nan Hwa: Wah-gay; Mak Sui-hon, Lee Tin-sang; Lau Hing-choi, Leung Wing-chiu,
         Lee Kwok-wai; Yeung Shui-yick, Chan Tak-fai, Fung King-cheung,
         Lai Shiu-wing, Lee Shek-yau
referee: Hermanus
Goals: Lübach 1-0, Jahn 2-0, Meeng 3-0, Jahn 4-0
Half-Time: 1-0
Note: at U.M.S.-terrein; played as a charity match for the Chinese Red Cross
      in the light of the brutal Japanese invasion of China.  Taihitu, 
      Pattiwael and Meeng later were part of the Dutch East Indies squad at
      the 1938 World Cup.

28- 8 Hercules         0-1 Nan Hwa

Goal: Chan Tak-fai 0-1
Half-Time: 0-1
Note: at Planten- en Dierentuin.

29- 8 Rest van Batavia 4-4 Nan Hwa

Rest van Batavia: Eng Siat; Baumgarten, Moehono; Huwae, Soleiman, Gotenkieny;
                  Anwar, Tony Wen, Welffer, Manusama, Siegers
Nan Hwa: Wah-gay; Mak Sui-hon, Lee Tin-sang; Lau Hing-choi, Tak-poa,
         Leung Wing-chiu; Yeung Shui-yick, Chan Tak-fai, Ka-cheung,
         Lai Shiu-wing, Lee Shek-yau
Goals: Lee Shek-yau 0-1, Chan Tak-fai 0-2, Chan Tak-fai 0-3, Tony Wen 1-3,
       Manusama 2-3, Manusama 3-3, Welffer 4-3, Chan Tak-fai 4-4
Half-Time: 1-3
Note: at Planten- en Dierentuin.  Anwar later was part of the Dutch East 
      Indies squad at the 1938 World Cup.

31- 8 V.I.J.           1-3 Nan Hwa

V.I.J.: Rasidin; Gani, Iljas; Saleh, Moestari, Ibrahim; Moedjitaba, Suharna,
        Tjipto, Ramelan, Latoeb
Nan Hwa: Wah-gay; Lauw-niau, Leung Wing-chiu; Jin-chen, Tak-poa, Thing-chai,
         Yeung Shui-yick, Chan Tak-fai, Ka-cheung, Wong Mee-shun, Lee Shek-yau
referee: Hogewoud
Note: V.I.J. (the "native" federation of Batavia) replaced the Chinese XI which
      had originally been announced as the final opponents of Nan Hwa.  Nan Hwa
      substituted four players at half-time.



1932 | 1939

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Sources: [PSS 80] (for line-ups 7 August), various newspapers available through the Koninklijke Bibliotheek

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