AFC signs rights deal with Saran Media International
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced that Saran Media International will be their new media partner in Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, as well as Kazakhstan from 2021 to 2024.
Saran Media International’s exclusive deal covers the AFC’s major national team and club competitions, including but not limited to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Asian Qualifiers Final Round, the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup from the 2021 season, the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 and the AFC U23 Championship Finals in 2022 and 2024.
Hotshots: Bienvenido Marañón (Ceres Negros FC) - 2019 AFC Cup
Kuala Lumpur: Since making his AFC Cup debut in 2016, striker Bienvenido Marañón has quickly established himself as one of Asia’s finest – a well-earned reputation he firmly underlined during last season’s Continental action.
Despite Philippines powerhouse Ceres Negros (now known as United City FC) - ultimately succumbing to Vietnamese giants Hanoi FC in the ASEAN Zonal Semi-finals, the crowd favourite bagged 10 AFC Cup goals in 2019, an impressive haul which saw him finish as the competition’s leading marksman.
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's preparations for the AFC U-19 Championship Uzbekistan 2020 have been boosted by the presence of Belgium-bound Luqman Hakim Shamsudin and United States-based Wan Kuzri Wan Kamal in the training squad.
The Malaysian squad assembled for centralised training on Monday for Uzbekistan 2020 and head coach Brad Maloney was glad to see Luqman and Wan Kuzri among the trainees.
Luqman had missed the first phase of centralised training and Maloney welcomed his availability.
Seoul: We continue our series reviewing the most popular clubs in Asia, this week shifting the focus to the country that boasts more Continental club winners in the AFC Champions League era than any other: Korea Republic.
Inaugurated in 1983, the K League has been home to some of the most successful sides in Asia ever since, with no fewer than six teams having been crowned kings of the Continent in the ensuing years and some of them on more than one occasion.
Based on both their success at home and overseas, here are the five candidates for Korea Republic's most popular club. After reviewing our selection, don't forget to cast your vote at the bottom of the article.