2008 AFC Cup

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The 2008 AFC Cup was the fifth edition of the AFC Cup, playing between clubs from nations who are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

2008 AFC Cup
Tournament details
Dates11 March – 7 November 2008
Teams20 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsBahrain Al-Muharraq (1st title)
Runners-upLebanon Safa
Tournament statistics
Matches played74
Goals scored235 (3.18 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Rico (19 goals)
2007
2009

Qualified teams edit

20 clubs will be competing, including champions of the national leagues and champions of the primary knock-out competition from the following countries which are AFC-affiliated countries which fall into the AFC's 'developing nations' category. In that season, the club of Bangladesh, Turkmenistan, Indonesia not participated.

East Asia (2)
  Hong Kong (2) South China (2006–07 Hong Kong First Division League champions & 2007 Hong Kong FA Cup winners)

Kitchee (2006–07 Hong Kong First Division League runners-up)

South Asia (4)
  India (2) Dempo (2006–07 Indian National Football League champions)

East Bengal (2007 Indian Federation Cup winners)

  Maldives (2) Victory (2007 Dhivehi League champions)

New Radiant (2007 Maldives FA Cup winners)

Southeast Asia (4)
  Malaysia (2) Kedah (2006–07 Super League Malaysia champions & 2007 Malaysia FA Cup winners)

Perak (2006–07 Super League Malaysia runners-up)

  Singapore (2) SAFFC (2007 S.League champions & 2007 Singapore Cup winners)

Home United (2007 S.League runners-up)

West Asia (10)
  Bahrain (2) Al-Muharraq (2006–07 Bahraini Premier League champions)

Al-Najma (2007 Bahraini King's Cup winners)

  Jordan (2) Al-Wahdat (2006–07 Jordan League champions)

Shabab Al-Ordon (2007 AFC Cup winners & 2006–07 Jordan FA Cup winners)

  Lebanon (2) Al-Ansar (2006–07 Lebanese Premier League champions & 2007 Lebanese FA Cup winners)

Safa (2006–07 Lebanese Premier League runners-up)

  Oman (2) Al-Nahda (2006–07 Omani League champions)

Sur (2007 Sultan Qaboos Cup winners)

  Yemen (2) Al-Ahli San‘a’ (2007 Yemeni League champions)

Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut (2006 Yemeni President Cup winners)

Group stage edit

The draw was held on 17 October 2007 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Key to colors in group tables:

Group A edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Muharraq 6 3 2 1 14 7 +7 11
  Dempo 6 3 1 2 13 12 +1 10
  Al-Ansar 6 2 2 2 6 8 −2 8
  Sur 6 1 1 4 9 15 −6 4
Dempo  3–1  Al-Ansar
Ranty Martins Soleye   21'   32'
Chidi Edeh   62'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Hassan Danach   89'

Al-Ansar  0–0  Al-Muharraq
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 3,000
Referee:   Mukhtar Al Yarimi

Dempo  0–4  Al-Muharraq
(Report)
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Rico   8'   31'   49' (pen.)   59'



Group B edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Safa 6 2 4 0 8 6 +2 10
  Al-Wahdat 6 1 4 1 12 12 0 7
  East Bengal 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7
  Al-Ahli San‘a’ 6 1 3 2 3 4 −1 6




East Bengal  0–0  Safa
(Report)

Safa  3–3  Al-Wahdat
Rony Azar   6'
Hussein Tahan   80'
Amer Khan   90+5'
(Report) Ra'fat Ali   18'   63'
Fadi Faris   72'

Group C edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Al-Nahda 6 2 3 1 9 8 +1 9
  Shabab Al-Ordon 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7
  Al-Najma 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7
  Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 6




Al-Najma  3–3  Al-Nahda
Rashed Jamal Salem   53'   67'   77' (Report)
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Yedibahoma   6'   50'
Al-Alawi   38'

Group D edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Home United 6 5 0 1 18 10 +8 15
  Kedah 6 4 1 1 13 8 +5 13
  South China 6 1 1 4 7 13 −6 4
  Victory 6 0 2 4 3 10 −7 2
South China  2–3  Home United
Cheng Siu Wai   60'   90' (AFC Report)
(AFC Report)[permanent dead link]
(HKFA Report)
Peres de Oliveira   17'   40'
Shi Jiayi   77'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 4,673
Referee:   Win Cho


Home United  2–1  Victory
Indra Sahdan Daud   37'
Peres de Oliveira   50'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Ashad Ali   25'
Attendance: 1,223
Referee:   Mukhtar Al Yarimi

Kedah  3–0  South China
Marlon James   55'
Nelson San Martín   70'   85'
(Report)
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Attendance: 6,000
Referee:   Mukhtar Al Yarimi


South China  3–0  Victory
Tales Schütz   27'
Cris   43'   68'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 429
Referee:   Kim Dong-Jin

Group E edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  SAFFC 6 4 1 1 16 4 +12 13
  Perak 6 4 1 1 13 10 +3 13
  Kitchee 6 1 1 4 6 12 −6 4
  New Radiant 6 1 1 4 4 13 −9 4

Perak  1–6  SAFFC
Mario Esteban Berrios   45+2' (pen.) (Report)
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Therdsak Chaiman   8'
Aleksandar Duric   45'   49'   71'   74'
Mustaqim Manzur   58'
Attendance: 5,000


Kitchee  2–2  Perak
Ip Chung Long   50'
Wilfed Bamnjo   84'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Carlos Caceres   17'   79'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,138


New Radiant  2–1  Kitchee
Hussain Simaz   62'   66' (Report)
(Report)
Ahmed Nishan   45+1' (o.g.)

Best runners-up edit

Three best three runners-up qualify for the quarter-finals.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Kedah 6 4 1 1 13 8 +5 13
  Perak 6 4 1 1 13 10 +3 13
  Dempo 6 3 1 2 13 12 +1 10
  Al-Wahdat 6 1 4 1 12 12 0 7
  Shabab Al-Ordon 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7

Knockout stage edit

Bracket edit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
               
1   Al-Muharraq 5 2 7
8   Kedah 0 1 1
  Al-Muharraq (a) 0 2 2
  Al-Nahda 1 1 2
4   SAFFC 2 0 2
5   Al-Nahda 1 3 4
  Al-Muharraq 5 5 10
  Safa 1 4 5
3   Perak 0 0 0
6   Safa 2 5 7
  Safa 1 4 5
  Dempo 0 1 1
2   Dempo 1 4 5
7   Home United 1 3 4

Quarter-finals edit

The first leg matches will be played on 16 September, and the second leg matches will be played on 23 September 2008.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Perak   0–7   Safa 0–2 0–5
SAFFC   2–4   Al-Nahda 2-1 0-3
Dempo   5–4   Home United 1–1 4–3
Al-Muharraq   7–1   Kedah 5–0 2–1

First leg edit

Perak  0 – 2  Safa
Report Rony Azar   38'
Hamid Termina   55'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee:   Satop Tongkhan

SAFFC  2 - 1  Al-Nahda
Aleksandar Duric   41',   66' Report Libambami Yedibahoma   85'


Al-Muharraq  5 – 0  Kedah
Khalid Salmeen   65'
Mahmood Abdulrahman   73',   90+2'
Rico   85'
Fahad Al-Hardan   87'
Report

Second leg edit

Safa  5 – 0  Perak
Rony Azar   43',   45'
Hussein Tahan   61'
Mohammad Kassas   68'
Mahmoud Al-Zoughbi   84'
Report

Al-Nahda  3 - 0  SAFFC
Mansoor Al-Nuaimi   28'
Libambami Yedibahoma   63',   90'
Report

Home United  3 – 4  Dempo
Peres De Oliviera   13'
Indra Sahdan   36',   38'
Report Mboyo Iyomi   1'
Beto   23',   83'
Climax Lawrence   45'

Kedah  1 – 2  Al-Muharraq
Badrol Bakhtiar   69' Report Rico   29',   39'

Semi-finals edit

The first leg matches will be played on 7 October, and the second leg matches will be played on 21 October 2008.

Team 1 Agg.Tooltip Aggregate score Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Muharraq   (a)2–2   Al-Nahda 0-1 2-1
Safa   5–1   Dempo 1–0 4–1

First leg edit


Safa  1 – 0  Dempo
Hamze Aboud   90' Report
Attendance: 500
Referee:   Lee Gi-Young

Second leg edit


Dempo  1 – 4  Safa
Mboyo Iyomi   30' Report Mohammad Kassas   9',  19'
Hussain Tahan  ,  

Final edit

The first and second legs of the final are scheduled to be played on 31 October and 7 November 2008, respectively.

First leg edit

Al-Muharraq 5 - 1  Safa
Mahmood Abdulrahman   19',  58'
Rico   32' (pen.),  54',  72'
(Report) Hussein Tahan   77'

Second leg edit

Safa 4 - 5  Al-Muharraq
Al Saadi   15'
Rony Azar   59'
Mohammed Kassas   61',   65' (pen.)
(Report) Rico   33',  50',  51'
Mahmood Abdulrahman   45+1',  82'
AFC Cup
2008 Winners
 
Al-Muharraq
First Title


Awards edit

Statistics edit

Top goalscorers edit

Rank Scorer Team Goals
1   Rico   Al-Muharraq 19
2   Aleksander Duric   SAFFC 9
3   Ranty Martins Soleye   Dempo 8
4   Mahmood Abdulrahman   Al-Muharraq 7
  Peres de Oliveira   Home United
5   Libambami Yedibahoma   Al-Nahda 6
  Rony Azar   Safa
  Mohammad Kassas   Safa
  Rashed Jamal Salem   Al-Najma
6   Shahril Ishak   Home United 5
  Indra Sahdan Daud   Home United
  Hassan Abdel Fattah   Al-Wahdat
  Hussein Tahan   Safa
11   Marlon Alex James   Kedah 4
  Nelson San Martin   Kedah
13   Cheng Siu Wai   South China 3
  Salih Sadir   Al-Ansar
  Chidi Edeh   Dempo
  Cris   South China
  Kengne Ludovick   Home United
  Mustafa Shehdeh   Shabab Al-Ordon
  Beto   Dempo

External links edit