The appointment of Wong, a keen golfer, comes in tandem with new programs and a five-year plan to boost Macao’s profile as a golfing destination.
The Argentinian football superstar took to Chinese social media to reiterate that his absence during the Hong Kong match was not due to politics, as some reports have suggested.
‘The organiser should deal with consumers’ demands,’ says sports minister Kevin Yeung, as disappointed fans call for ticket refunds.
Owners can choose to relocate their horses to one of four destinations or else they can transfer full ownership of the animals to the Macau Jockey Club.
The fallout is building after an injury forced Messi to stay on the sidelines in Hong Kong, disappointing fans who had travelled from far and wide to see their idol.