Japan's Masahiro Shimoda takes charge of Saigon FC
Saigon: Vietnam's Saigon FC have appointed Japanese Masahiro Shimoda as head coach ahead of their 2021 AFC Cup campaign.
Shimoda, a former professional player, will lead Saigon in Group H of the 2021 AFC Cup, as well as the V.League 1, which is set to resume next month after it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taremi, Shomurodov, Lee Kang-in and more: Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!
Kuala Lumpur: Goals against Bayern Munich, Juventus and Chelsea were just the beginning as Asian players outside the continent excelled throughout the course of the last week.
Mehdi Taremi took his dream run to the UEFA Champions League, Daichi Kamada brought down the world champions, and Takumi Minamino, Eldor Shomurodov and Takuma Asano were in goal-scoring form as the cream of the continent starred for their respective clubs.
But who was the standout performer? Peruse our 10-player shortlist based on performances from February 18 to 24, and don’t forget to cast your vote.
There are no women players among this week’s nominees due to the FIFA International Window.
Kuala Lumpur: The 2021 AFC Champions League is set to be a thrilling affair with the continent's premier club competition expanded to 40 teams.
As the kick-off date for the historic 2021 edition approaches, the-AFC.com looks back at the 2020 tournament which turned out to be a thrilling affair despite the challenging circumstances.
We kicked off the series in style, with fans voting Persepolis FC's Mehdi Abdi Qara as the winner of Best Headers of 2020. Our next installment looks at the fabulous goals scored from free-kicks and invite you, the fan, to tell us which was your favourite.
Geylang International add Comvalius for AFC Cup push
Singapore: Geylang International have made a statement ahead of their participation in the 2021 AFC Cup, securing the services of veteran Dutch striker Sylvano Comvalius in a deal confirmed on Wednesday evening.
The towering forward, 33, will lead the line for the Singaporean club in their first continental outing in over a decade, having most recently appeared for Maltese outfit Silema Wanderers.
In a career spanning more than 13 years and nearly as many countries, Comvalius is best known for his prolific goalscoring exploits in Indonesia, where he scored a record 37 goals for Bali United in the 2017 season.