Preview - Preliminary Stage: Sydney FC (AUS) v Kaya FC-Iloilo (PHI)
Sydney: Kaya FC-Iloilo are looking to repeat the heroics of 2018, when fellow Filipino side Ceres Negros came to Australia and defeated Brisbane Roar, ahead of their 2022 AFC Champions League winners-take-all showdown with Sydney FC on Tuesday.
The winners of the Preliminary Stage tie at Jubilee Stadium will advance to Group H, where they will join hosts Hoang Anh Gia Lai of Vietnam, two-time champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of Korea Republic and Japan’s Yokohama F. Marinos.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2022 AFC Champions League’s qualifying rounds are set to kick off on Tuesday, March 8 as Sydney FC host Kaya FC-Iloilo of the Philippines with a place in the group stage up for grabs.
Kaya are aiming to reach the competition proper for the second successive year after overcoming Shanghai Port in the playoffs last time round, although a trip to Australia to take on an A-League giant provides a huge hurdle to overcome.
With the remaining six playoff matches to take place on March 15, the-AFC.com looks at five upsets in the AFC Champions League’s qualifying rounds over the years.
Star signing Kim Shin-wook looks to fire Lion City Sailors to domestic and continental glory
Singapore: One of the biggest moves in the history of the Singapore Premier League was announced last November when Korea Republic’s 6’ 5” striker Kim Shin-wook signed with Lion City Sailors ahead of the 2022 season.
The two-time AFC Champions League winner joined the-AFC.com for an exclusive interview to discuss his move to the Singapore Premier League champions, the domestic season and 2022 AFC Champions League campaign, and what his arrival can mean for Singaporean football.
Daegu’s Gama ready for ‘game of emotions’ against former side Buriram
Daegu: Just over three months since Alexandre Gama said goodbye to his Buriram United players, the Brazilian tactician will have to overcome those familiar faces if he is to steer Daegu FC into the 2022 AFC Champions League group stage.
Gama, who won two league titles and a host of cup competitions during his first spell with the Thai club, stepped down from his second stint towards the end of last year before taking the reins at K League 1 side Daegu FC ahead of the 2022 campaign.
Turkmenistan’s Mingazov joins Kitchee’s AFC Champions League push
Hong Kong: Kitchee SC have added international experience to their 2022 AFC Champions League push, securing the signature of Turkmenistan midfielder Ruslan Mingazov on Thursday.
An attacking midfielder or winger, the 30-year-old joins the club after contributing seven goals in all competitions for Kazakhstan Premier League outfit FC Caspiy last season and is expected to feature in next month’s continental campaign.