Chinese club on winning streak after repainting stadium gold for luck

Guangzhou R&F has completed repainting the 20,000-capacity Yuexiushan Stadium gold with the hope to bring better luck in the remaining period of the season.

The decision was made last month after Guangzhou R&F bosses believed that gold made for better “feng shui” than blue, the colour of the Chinese Super League club’s strip, badge and originally their home ground.

The Guangzhou-based club had been on a dismal run of form with just one home win in four months when they made the drastic move.

After that, the fortunes seem to work effectively as the club celebrate their fourth big home win in the Chinese Super League.

On Wednesday, they beat Fabio Capello’s Jiangsu Suning 4-2 at home to climb to third in the CSL and make it four home wins in the league, scoring 18 goals in the process.

Feng shui (wind-water in English) is a Chinese philosophical system of maximizing luck and wealth with the surrounding environment.