Kuwait City: Three-time champions Kuwait SC got their 2020 AFC Cup off to a winning start, defeating Lebanon’s Al Ansar FC 1-0 in the first Group B tie on Monday.
The hosts came into their opening Group B encounter with an eye on maintaining their dominant form against Lebanese sides in the AFC Cup, having won six of their previous eight matches against opponents from Lebanon.
Kuala Lumpur: Nearly 100 days after Al Ahed SC lifted the 2019 AFC Cup trophy with a 1-0 victory over DPR Korea’s 4.25, the Lebanese side and 11 other West Asian sides get the 2020 edition underway across groups A, B and C.
Syria, Bahrain, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, Jordan and Oman are represented in the West Zone groups of the 2020 AFC Cup, with six clashes across Monday and Tuesday restarting the wheels in the race towards continental glory.
Kuala Lumpur: The 17th edition of the AFC Cup will get underway in the ASEAN Zone on Tuesday and Wednesday with 12 clubs from Southeast Asia set to battle it out.
With 2019's ASEAN Zonal champions Hanoi FC not taking part in this year's edition, the field is open for a new force from the region to rise up.
Powerhouse Ceres Negros, who went close once again to reaching the AFC Champions League through the Play-offs, may well be the favourites to take up Hanoi's crown but it will be no easy task, with the quest for glory joined by 11 other sides representing seven nations.
Kuala Lumpur: The group stage of the 2020 AFC Cup in the ASEAN Zone kicks off on Tuesday as 12 clubs from Southeast Asia prepare to fight for regional bragging rights and a place in the knockout rounds.
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Zonal champions the target, says Yangon’s Mg Mg Lwin
Yangon: Maung Maung Lwin has revealed that Yangon United are going into the 2020 AFC Cup with their eyes firmly fixed on becoming the ASEAN Zonal champions ahead of their opening Group F game against Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City FC on Tuesday.
On the forward’s maiden AFC Cup campaign, in 2018, Yangon advanced all the way to the ASEAN Zonal semi-finals before a narrow defeat at the hands of Ceres Negros of the Philippines.
After a disappointing group stage exit last year, though, the Myanmar National League side are looking for an improved showing this time round and Maung Maung Lwin believes they have what it takes to be the best in Southeast Asia.