A Welcome Move: Bienvenido Marañón excited by new challenge at Johor Darul Ta’zim
Johor Bahru: After a goal and trophy-laden seven-year spell, the AFC Cup’s all-time top goalscorer Bienvenido Marañón brought an end to his time in the Filipino top flight with a high profile move to Southeast Asian giants Johor Darul Ta’zim ahead of the 2022 Malaysia Super League season.
The Spanish-born Philippines striker joined the-AFC.com for an exclusive interview to discuss his move to JDT, the upcoming domestic and continental campaigns, and his goals and ambitions for 2022.
AFC Cup winner Kdouh dreams of AFC Champions League place with Al Zawraa
Baghdad: Three years after leading his childhood club Al Ahed to AFC Cup glory, Lebanese international forward Mohammed Kdouh is eyeing a spot amongst the continent’s top clubs having joined Iraqi powerhouse Al Zawraa.
With the Baghdad based side preparing to face Sharjah FC in the 2022 AFC Champions League playoff on March 16, Kdouh spoke to the-AFC.com about his ambitions for club and country.
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has taken note of the Chinese Football Association (CFA)’s confirmation of Changchun Yatai FC’s withdrawal from participating in this season’s AFC Champions League™.
Therefore, in accordance with the AFC Champions League 2022™ Competition Regulations, the Playoff Stage match between Changchun Yatai FC and the winners of the Preliminary Stage tie between Australia’s Sydney FC and Kaya FC-Iloilo from the Philippines, which was scheduled to take place on March 15, 2022, has been cancelled.
Playing in AFC Champions League important for Australian football, says Melbourne Victory’s cup hero
Melbourne: A 2020 AFC Champions League winner with Ulsan Hyundai, Australia international Jason Davidson is intent on a return to the continental stage ahead of Melbourne Victory’s 2022 AFC Champions League playoff tie with Japan’s Vissel Kobe on March 15.
Having played a key role in Victory’s FFA Cup triumph at the beginning of February, which qualified Tony Popovic’s side for this year’s playoffs, the 30-year-old Davidson is adamant that a place in the group stage of Asia’s premium club competition is crucial.
Tashkent: Uzbekistan will host the national teams of Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uganda in the Navruz Cup this month, after the friendly tournament was announced on Tuesday.
Named after the holiday period celebrated in several nations throughout the region, the event will be held at Namangan’s Markaziy Stadium on a knockout basis, with Uzbekistan to face Kyrgyz Republic on March 25, the same day Tajikistan cross paths with Uganda.
The winners of those matches will then meet in the March 29 final, with the two semi-final losers to play off for third.