Hong Kong: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa joined a host of dignitaries from the world of football on Wednesday as the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) hosted a centennial celebration dinner to mark the 100th anniversary of its foundation.
Shaikh Salman, who was invited by the HKFA as an ‘officiating guest’ alongside FIFA President Sepp Blatter, congratulated the HKFA on their contribution to the development of football in their country and the region over the past hundred years.
The AFC President expressed his hope that the centennial celebrations would usher in a new era of prosperity and success for Hong Kong football and reiterated his commitment to ensuring the AFC provides the assistance needed for the development of the game in all the confederation’s member associations.
Shaikh Salman is also in Hong Kong to attend the opening of the Regional Development Seminar, organised by FIFA and the AFC for presidents, general secretaries and technical managers of East Asian football federations as well as to inaugurate the refurbished offices of the Hong Kong Football Association, which was financed as part of the second stage of FIFA’s Goal Project.
Seoul: Choi Yong-soo remains confident his FC Seoul side can advance to a second straight AFC Champions League final despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Western Sydney Wanderers in the first leg of the semi-finals on Wednesday.
Seoul: FC Seoul coach Choi Yong-soo will not be underestimating Western Sydney Wanderers in the first leg of the AFC Champions League semi-final on Wednesday, even if the Australian side denied him the opportunity for revenge.
Riyadh: Yasser Al Qahtani scored twice while Thiago Neves added another as AFC Champions League semi-finalists Al Hilal clinched their third win in as many games by beating Al Khaleej 3-0 in the Saudi Professional League on Friday.