Kuala Lumpur: Al Ahed FC will begin the defence of their AFC Cup title in Group A following the completion of the draw for the 2020 edition at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
Al Ahed will have Bahrain's Manama Club, Al Jaish of Syria and the winner of the West Zone Play-off for company as the Lebanese side will seek to make it back-to-back AFC titles after defeating DPR Korea's 4.25 SC in the 2019 final.
Kuala Lumpur: After nearly 350,000 votes, the best goal of AFC Cup 2019 has been decided with Marc Klok's rocket for PSM Makassar against Lao Toyota FC named the winning effort following the public poll on the-AFC.com.
Eight amazing efforts were put up for consideration from Dushanbe via Kuwait and Dhaka to Bogor, but it was a thunderbolt from PSM Makassar midfielder Marc Klok that has been selected by Asia's football fans as the best.
Abahani Dhaka Limited's Sohel Rana was edged out into second place, while Altymyrat Annadurdyyev of Altyn Asyr finished third.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2019 AFC Cup produced some memorable moments across the Continent and some of the brightest young stars in the Asian game showcased their talent over the course of the season.
Among them was a title winner, the competition's youngest ever goalscorer and a defender whose performances helped earn him a move to Europe, so join the-AFC.com as we highlight the achievements of five youngsters who stood out.
Kuala Lumpur: With the draw of the 2020 AFC Cup on December 10 to set the stage for another exciting tournament, the-AFC.com reflects on some of the stand-out matches from this year's exciting Continental competition.
Dramatic comebacks, seven-goal thrillers and stunning performances, there has been plenty to savour in the AFC Cup. We look back on five games that encapsulated the excitement of the 2019 tournament.
Kuala Lumpur: With the AFC Cup done and dusted for another year after Lebanon’s Al Ahed were crowned the 2019 champions following a 1-0 victory DPR Korea’s 4.25 SC, its time to reflect on the tournament that was.
In the first of a series of competition reviews, the-AFC.com has compiled a list of the stats and facts that caught the eye over the past nine months of action.
Kuala Lumpur: Head coach Bassem Marmar said Al Ahed FC's 2019 AFC Cup final triumph on Monday was for the people of Lebanon.
Marmar said he hoped Al Ahed's win - the first time a Lebanese club has won the AFC Cup - had put a smile on the faces of his compatriots.
"This win is for them and I really hope that we have brought happiness by winning the AFC Cup. We wanted so badly to win the Cup for the people of Lebanon and I am so happy that the players delivered," said Marmar.