Jaber applauds cumulative work as Al Seeb close in on title
Muscat: Al Seeb Club’s historic progress to the AFC Cup™ 2022 final is a watershed moment, according to head coach Rasheed Jaber who paid tribute to his predecessors following the club’s 4-0 victory over Al Riffa in the West Zone final on Tuesday.
Jaber’s men became the first-ever Omani side to reach the final, and did so in style, putting Bahrain’s Al Riffa to the sword with an emphatic victory.
At a packed Seeb Sports Complex, the home side missed chances right, left and centre before they could finally open the scoring two minutes into the second half through Abdulaziz Al Muqbali’s tap-in.
When it rained, it poured for Al Seeb as substitutes Ahmed Al Siyabi and Cosmos Dauda got on the scoresheet either side of Salah Al Yahaei’s cool finish through the goalkeeper’s legs in what proved to be a one-sided second half.
West Zone Final: Al Seeb Club cruise past Al Riffa
Muscat: A mesmerising second-half performance by Al Seeb saw them become the first-ever Omani club to reach the AFC Cup™ final with an emphatic 4-0 victory against Bahrain’s Al Riffa in the 2022 West Zone final at Seeb Sports Stadium on Tuesday.
Al Seeb await the winners between PFC Sogdiana of Uzbekistan and Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur City FC who face-off on Wednesday in the Inter-Zone final in Jizzakh.
Preview - Inter-Zone Final: PFC Sogdiana (UZB) v Kuala Lumpur City FC (MAS)
Jizzakh: PFC Sogdiana and Kuala Lumpur City FC may be meeting for the first time but both head coaches will go into Wednesday's AFC Cup™ 2022 Inter-Zone Final at the Sogdiana Sporting Complex fully aware of the strengths of each other’s sides.
The two sides are looking to cap off impressive debut AFC Cup campaigns by reaching the final, with the winners set to host the West Zone champions on October 22 in the AFC Cup Final.
Worasak: Thailand not afraid of defending champions
Kuwait City: Match winner Worasak Srirangpirot insists Thailand have no fear of semi-final opponents Islamic Republic of Iran following their 3-2 win against Tajikistan in the AFC Futsal Asian Cup™ Kuwait 2022 quarter-finals on Tuesday.
With 42 seconds on the clock and the game tied at 2-2, Thailand needed a last-gasp intervention from Worasak to secure a thrilling victory.