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.
Jeonbuk experience drives Buriram’s Sasalak to greater heights
Buriram: Silverware and an ambition to play at a higher level are the motivation for Sasalak Haiprakhon in the coming months as he chases titles with Buriram United in Thailand and a place in the 2022 AFC Champions League group stage on the continent.
While a six-month loan spell at K League 1 giants Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors may not have gone to plan for Sasalak, he remains full of optimism now back at Buriram, where the domestic treble is among the more immediate targets.
AFC Asian Cup China 2023™ Qualifiers Final Round: One talking point from each group
Kuala Lumpur: The remaining 24 teams now know exactly what is required to reach the AFC Asian Cup China 2023™, and no there is no shortage of talking points following Thursday’s Qualifiers Final Round draw.
Rivalries, old and new, will be rekindled, the cream of Asian football will rise when hopefuls representing the full length and breadth of Asia convene across six cities in June.
Looking ahead to the action in less than four months’ time, the-AFC.com has picked out one point of interest from each group, all of which are set to produce thrilling fixtures.
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.