Sri Lanka Army team arrived in Dhaka on Saturday to play the Group B matches of the AFC President’s Cup starting on Tuesday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat FC and B League champions Dhaka Abahani are the other two teams of the group.
Eleven teams split into three groups are competing in the AFC President’s Cup, a tournament involving clubs from the lower ranking Asian countries. The three group champions and the best runners-up team will be qualify for the semi-finals.
The AFC has divided the club competitions into three levels. The top tier is the AFC Champions League followed by the second tier AFC Cup with the AFC President’s Cup being the lowest level of Asian club competitions. Regar Tadaz of Tajikistan are the defending champions.
Nepal Police Club will host the Group A matches while the Group C matches will be played at the Spartak Stadium, Kyrgyzstan. The Group C matches kicked off on May 6 and the Group A matches will begin today.
Group A: Regar-Tadaz (Tajikistan), Nepal Police Club (Nepal), Taiwan Power Company (Chinese-Taipei), Wapda (Pakistan).
Group B: Ashgabat (Turkmenistan). Sri Lanka Army (Sri Lanka), Abahani Limited (Bangladesh).
Group C: Dordoi-Dynamo (Kyrgyzstan), Kanbawza (Myanmar), Phnom Penh Crown (Cambodia), Yeezdin FC (Bhutan).