Male: New Radiant coach Velizar Popov has promised the Maldivian champions will continue their attacking philosophy in Wednesday’s meeting with Malaysia’s Selangor in the last 16 of the AFC Cup.
Kolkata: Coach Trevor Morgan has challenged East Bengal to seize a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup with victory over Myanmar’s Yangon United on Wednesday.
Padang: Vendry Moro’s stoppage-time strike sent Semen Padang into the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup after the Indonesian Premier League champions posted a 2-1 comeback win over Vietnamese counterparts SHB Da Nang on Tuesday.
Kuwait City: Kuwait Sports Club will be looking to put the disappointment of their exit from the Kuwait Emir Cup behind them when they resume the defence of their AFC Cup title on Tuesday with a home match against Iraqi side Duhok in the Round of 16.
Padang: Semen Padang coach Jafri Sastrak has called on the club’s fans to be their ‘12th man’ on Tuesday when the Indonesian Premier League champions face Vietnamese champions Da Nang in an AFC Cup Round of 16 clash at the Agus Salim Stadium.
Kota Bharu: Despite his team’s excellent record in AFC Cup matches at the Sultan Mohammad IV Stadium, Kelantan coach Bojan Hodak does not feel that home ground advantage will be that big a factor when the Malaysian treble winners entertain recently-crowned Hong Kong FA Cup winners Kitchee in the AFC Cup Round of 16 on Tuesday.
Amman: Coach Feras Al Khalaileh has challenged two-time AFC Cup winners Al Faisaly to make up for a disappointing domestic campaign by securing a place in the last 16 of this year’s competition with victory over Bahrain’s Al Riffa on Tuesday.
Muscat: Mohamed Al Hinai scored twice in two minutes early in the second half as Omani league champions Fanja came from a goal down to beat Ahli Taiz 3-1 on Wednesday as they celebrated their passage into the knockout stage on their debut in the AFC Cup.
Manama: Ahmad Al Douni scored a crucial equaliser six minutes from time as Bahraini champions Al Riffa avoided a shock home loss to Regar-TadAz and squeezed through to the last 16 of the AFC Cup after a 1-1 draw at the National Stadium in Manama.