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Preview – AFC Cup Bracket Challenge : Final and Third Place Playoff


Kuala Lumpur: After six weeks of head-to-heads in the AFC Cup Bracket Challenge, the contest has now reached its final with Hong Kong's Chan Siu Ki taking on the Maldives' Ali Ashfaq as we look to find out what you, the fans, consider the competition's best goal from the past decade. 

Football lovers voted in their masses to ensure both former South China AA player Chan edged past Johor Darul Ta'zim's Malaysian superstar Safawi Rasid and ex-New Radiant forward Ashfaq overcame Nguyen Quang Hai of Vietnam's Hanoi FC in the semi-finals.

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Prior to winning their last-four match-ups, Chan's goal from 2015 had secured wins over Persipura Jayapura's Boaz Salossa, Safa SC's Mohamad Haidar and JDT's Safee Sali.

Ashfaq's goal from 2013, meanwhile, was deemed better than Kuwait SC's Rogerinho, Abahani Limited Dhaka's Sohel Rana and Hanoi's Nguyen Van Quyet as the Maldivian amassed six-figure votes in both the quarter- and semi-finals.

The final between Chan and Ashfaq will kick off on Wednesday, November 25 with voting open until Sunday, November, 29 when the winner of the AFC Cup Bracket Challenge will be announced.

Before the showpiece event begins, Safawi and Quang Hai have the chance to finish in the bronze medal position with the third place playoff scheduled to begin on Tuesday and finish on Saturday.

Make sure to keep an eye out for the match-ups on the-AFC.com and the AFC's social media channels in order to help your favourite player (and goal) come out on top.

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