Ngah Wanja: It would be a dream to lift the AFC Cup™ with Kedah
Alor Star: Ronald Ngah Wanja has admitted that Kedah Darul Aman have allowed themselves to dream about winning the AFC Cup™ 2022 but insists the Malaysian side's immediate focus in only on the ASEAN Zonal Semi-final against PSM Makassar of Indonesia.
Having not played in the AFC Cup since reaching the Round of 16 in 2009, Kedah made a long-awaited return this year, with Cameroonian Ngah Wanja among their big-name signings ahead of the competition after joining from Jordanian side Al Salt.
AFC Cup™ 2022 Knockout Stage draw set to map pathway to Final
Kuala Lumpur: With the conclusion of the exciting AFC Cup™ 2022 Group Stage, the title contenders will now discover their pathway to the all-important Final at the Knockout Stage virtual draw ceremony on Thursday, July 14 at 3pm (GMT+8) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The anticipated draw will reveal the potential hosts for the Zonal Finals and Inter-Zone Play-offs with the first team drawn (Team A) from the West, Central and ASEAN Zones as well as the Inter-Zone Play-off pots hosting the respective matches.
Kuala Lumpur: With the group stage of the AFC Cup™ 2022 completed, the-AFC.com takes a closer look at the numbers that caught the eye following the conclusion of the first phase of the tournament.
From high-scoring forwards to those that create the goals and win the ball back, we shine the spotlight on the players whose statistics stood out as the continental competition heads into the knockout stage.
AFC Cup™ 2022: What They Said – ASEAN, Central and East
Kuala Lumpur: The 12 teams that will compete in the AFC Cup™ 2022 knockout rounds have been confirmed after Thursday’s fixtures brought the group stage in the ASEAN, Central and East Zones to its conclusion.
A week of intense action threw up dream debuts, great goals and memorable moments as a number of teams wrote new chapters into their histories. The-AFC.com looks back at what those involved had to say.
Kuala Lumpur: Thursday’s AFC Cup™ 2022 action across the continent brought the curtain down on the group stage as seven teams from the ASEAN, Central and East Zones joined five from the West and South Zones in the knockout rounds.
A record 38 clubs from 22 nations took part in the first round of an AFC Cup that was bigger than ever before, while the 10 groups were hosted in 10 different countries.
As the competition takes a break before returning for the knockout rounds in August, the-AFC.com highlights some of the other standout numbers.