Damjanovic’s AFC Champions League™ achievements has countryman Mugosa dreaming big
Kobe: Japan’s Vissel Kobe are aiming to reach the AFC Champions League™ quarter-finals for the second time when they face fellow J1 League side Yokohama F. Marinos in the Round of 16. A man who will be hoping to make his continental bow in that tie will be Vissel’s summer signing Stefan Mugosa.
The Montenegro striker signed for the Andres Iniesta-led side after five seasons in Korea Republic’s top flight with Incheon United and will be hoping he can make the same impact as countryman Dejan Damjanovic, the competition’s all-time top goalscorer.
The-AFC.com caught up exclusively with the 30-year-old ahead of the match with Yokohama to discuss his move to Japan, his Round of 16 opponents and his aims for the season.
Esaka looking to unleash Urawa's attacking threat on Johor Darul Ta’zim
Saitama: Urawa Red Diamonds midfielder Ataru Esaka believes an attacking approach and a positive outlook will help the two-time AFC Champions League™ winners see off Round of 16 opponents Johor Darul Ta’zim to book a place in the last eight of this year’s competition.
The teams meet in Saitama on August 19 with Urawa looking to put aside indifferent domestic form to advance to the quarter-finals of the continental club championship for the fifth time in club’s history.
Kuala Lumpur: The Southeast Asian participants in the AFC Cup™ 2022 has been reduced to two teams following the conclusion of this week’s ASEAN Zonal Semi-finals.
PSM Makassar of Indonesia defeated Kedah Darul Aman of Malaysia in a narrow 2-1 win on Tuesday, before Kuala Lumpur City edged Vietnam’s Viettel FC on penalties the day after following a goalless draw in Ho Chi Minh City.
Before the two victors face one another on August 24 to crown the best ASEAN team in this year’s AFC Cup and a ticket to the Inter-Zone Semi-final against India’s ATK Mohun Bagan, the-AFC.com highlights some of the standout numbers from this week’s two ties.
Stage set for expanded AFC Women’s Club Championship 2022™ – Pilot Tournament
Kuala Lumpur: A record six clubs from as many Member Associations (MAs) will compete in another thrilling AFC Women’s Club Championship™ – Pilot Tournament campaign as teams from both the East and West regions prepare to battle for the title.
The expanded competition will be held across two regions for the first time, with the East starting on August 15, 2022, followed by the West, five days later before culminating in a Final between the two champions in conjunction with the AFC Cup™ 2022 Final on October 22.