Preview - Group E: Altyn Asyr FC (TKM) v FC CSKA (TJK)
Dushanbe: The match between Turkmenistan’s Altyn Asyr FC and FC CSKA of Tajikistan is set to be a thriller as both teams look kick off their AFC Cup™ 2022 Group E campaigns on a winning note on Friday.
Altyn Asyr are no strangers to the tournament, having made five previous appearances and reaching the 2018 AFC Cup final, but head coach Yazguly Hojageldiyev will be taking it one match at a time.
Preview - Group F: Kopetdag FC (TKM) v FC Khujand (TJK)
Bishkek: FC Khujand forward Jahongir Ergashev will shift his focus to helping his side claim three points against debutants Kopetdag FC of Turkmenistan when they meet in their AFC Cup™ 2022 Group F encounter at the Dolen Omurzakov Stadium on Friday.
Ergashev, who has 35 caps for Tajikistan, was excluded from national duties at the recent AFC Asian Cup 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round where his team secured a historic place among Asia’s leading 24 teams.
Preview - Group E: PFC Sogdiana (UZB) v PFC Neftchi (KGZ)
Dushanbe: Uzbekistan’s PFC Sogdiana and PFC Nefchi of Kyrgyz Republic may be making their AFC Cup™ debuts, but both head coaches are intent on making an explosive start to their respective Group E campaigns on Friday.
Sogdiana head coach Ulugbek Bakaev values the significance of playing at the continental level, and wants a good performance to showcase Uzbekistan football as they kick off the Central Zone action at the Republican Central Stadium.
Preview - Group I: Hougang United (SGP) v Phnom Penh Crown FC (CAM)
Ho Chi Minh City: A well prepared Hougang United believe they have a fair chance of advancing from Group I of the AFC Cup™ 2022 which kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday.
The Singaporean side open their campaign against Cambodia's Phnom Penh Crown FC and head coach Clement Teo wants the best from his side in their second AFC Cup appearance, having not advanced past the group stage previously.