Bashundhara Kings' Bruzon braced for tough AFC Cup campaign
Dhaka: Bashundhara Kings head coach Oscar Bruzon is expecting the South Zone of the 2021 AFC Cup to be a tight affair with the Bangladesh champions to kick off their campaign against Maziya Sports & Recreation of Maldives on Wednesday.
Bashundhara Kings easily retained the Bangladesh Premier League title last week but Bruzon, while determined to see his side thrive in the AFC Cup, is not expecting any easy matches in Male.
Our finishing must be better, says Rane after Bengaluru defeat Club Eagles to seal AFC Cup Group Stage berth
Male: Matchwinner Jayesh Rane believes India’s Bengaluru FC must improve on their finishing if they are to enjoy success in the 2021 AFC Cup.
Debutant Rane’s 25th minute goal sealed Bengaluru a 1-0 win over Club Eagles of Maldives in their South Zone playoff at the National Stadium in Male, Maldives on Sunday as the 2016 AFC Cup runners-up advanced to Group D of this year’s competition.
Maziya primed and ready for AFC Cup after Jeddah camp
Male: Maziya Sports & Recreation are well prepared to begin their 2021 AFC Cup Group D campaign after completing a three-week training camp in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The reigning Dhivehi Premier League champions, led by Spanish head coach Risto Vidakovic, produced impressive performances during the camp as they remained unbeaten in three friendly matches and will look to carry their form into the South Zone challenge of the 2021 AFC Cup.
Williams confident of ATK Mohun Bagan's AFC Cup chances
Kolkata: ATK Mohun Bagan striker David Williams is confident the Indian Super League club will go far in the 2021 AFC Cup ahead of their Group D challenge kicking off on Wednesday.
ATK Mohun Bagan arrived in the Maldives on Saturday, with the South Zone matches to be played in Male, after two weeks of intensive preparations and Williams said they are looking forward to the campaign.
Williams, who recently extended his contract for a third season, will be expected to lead from the front but the Australian said he was unfazed by the expectations.
Vote for your best 2021 AFC Champions League Group Stage Team: Defenders
Kuala Lumpur: The return of the 2021 AFC Champions League is just a month away, but before this season's Continental campaign resumes, the-AFC.com continues its quest to find out who the fans consider the Best XI from this year's Group Stage.
Last week we presented the candidates for the 2021 Group Stage's best goalkeeper, and now we shine the spotlight on the players who will make up the backline.
So, here are the 12 players in contention for the four places in defence. Review the nominees and then choose your favourite defenders for this all-star XI in the respective polls.