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2008 AFC Cup

The 2008 AFC Cup was the 5th edition of the AFC Cup, playing between clubs from nations who are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

Qualified teams

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

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

Key to colors in group tables:

Group A

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
2008-03-11
16:00 UTC+5:30
Dempo 3 – 1 Al-Ansar
Ranty Martins Soleye Goal 21' Goal 32'
Chidi Edeh Goal 62'
(Report)
(Report)
Hassan Danach Goal 89'
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Ng Chiu Kok
2008-03-11
18:15 UTC+3
Al-Muharraq 3 - 2 Sur
Rico Goal 24' (pen.)
Jesse John Goal 45+2'
Abdulla Al-Dakeel Goal 83'
(Report)
(Report)
Al-Gheilani Goal 35'
José Goal 39'
Bahrain National Stadium, Manama
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Masaaki Iemoto

2008-03-18
18:00 UTC+3
Al-Ansar 0 – 0 Al-Muharraq
(Report)
(Report)
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Mukhtar Al Yarimi
2008-03-18
19:00 UTC+3
Sur 3 - 2 Dempo
Traore Goal 9'
Camara Goal 69'
Climax Lawrence Goal 80' (o.g.)
(Report)
(Report)
Ranty Martins Soleye Goal 26'
Roberto Mendes Silva Goal 62'
Nizwa Sports Complex, Nizwa
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Ali Saleem

2008-04-03
18:00 UTC+3
Al-Ansar 1 – 0 Sur
Salih Sadir Goal 28' (Report)
(Report)
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Abdullah Balideh
2008-04-03
16:00 UTC+5:30
Dempo 0 – 4 Al-Muharraq
(Report)
(Report)
Rico Goal 8' Goal 31' Goal 49' (pen.) Goal 59'
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Vo Minh Tri

2008-04-16
19:15 UTC+3
Sur 0 - 2 Al-Ansar
(Report)
(Report)
Salih Sadir Goal 77' Goal 88'
2008-04-16
18:30 UTC+3
Al-Muharraq 1 – 2 Dempo
Rico Goal 77' (pen.) (Report)
(Report)
Ranty Martins Soleye Goal 10' Goal 62'
Bahrain National Stadium, Manama
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Salem Mujghef

2008-04-30
18:00 UTC+3
Al-Ansar 1 – 1 Dempo
Mohamad Hamoud Goal 84' (Report)
(Report)
Ranty Martins Soleye Goal 27'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 1,950
Referee: Tan Hai
2008-04-30
19:15 UTC+3
Sur 2 - 2 Al-Muharraq
José Goal 48'62' (Report)
(Report)
Rico Goal 45+1'
Jaycee John Okwunwanne Goal 55'
Nizwa Sports Complex, Nizwa
Attendance: 300
Referee: Choi Myung-Yong

2008-05-14
16:00 UTC+5:30
Dempo 5 - 2 Sur
Ranty Martins Soleye Goal 30' Goal 38'
Chidi Edeh Goal 64' Goal 90'
Climax Lawrence Goal 72'
(Report)
(Report)
Al-Sinani Goal 75'
Al-Harbi Goal 86'
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Peter Green
2008-05-21
18:45 UTC+3
Al-Muharraq 4 – 1 Al-Ansar
Mahmood Abdulrahman Goal 30'
Rico Goal 51' Goal 66'
Jaycee John Okwunwanne Goal 57'
(Report) Malek Hassoun Goal 44'
Bahrain National Stadium, Manama, Bahrain
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Rustam Saidov

Group B

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
2008-03-11
16:15 UTC+3
Al-Ahli San‘a’ 1 – 1 Al-Wahdat
Adel Al-Salemi Goal 28' (Report)
(Report)
Hassan Abdel Fattah Goal 40' (pen.)
2008-03-11
18:00 UTC+3
Safa 1 – 0 East Bengal
Bernard Mbassi Goal 17' (Report)
(Report)

2008-03-18
15:00 UTC+3
Al-Wahdat 3 – 3 Safa
Mahmoud Shelbaieh Goal 51'
Hassan Abdel Fattah Goal 86'
Basem Fat'hi Goal 90+5'
(Report)
(Report)
Prince Bobby Goal 16'
Ramez Dayoub Goal 31'
Rony Azar Goal 83'
2008-03-18
15:00 UTC+5:30
East Bengal 1 – 0 Al-Ahli San‘a’
Edmilson Marques Pardal Goal 31' (Report)
(Report)

2008-04-03
15:30 UTC+3
Al-Wahdat 0 – 2 East Bengal
(Report)
(Report)
Alvito D'Cunha Goal 58'
Ikechukwu Gift Ibe Goal 69'
2008-04-03
16:15 UTC+3
Al-Ahli San‘a’ 0 – 0 Safa
(Report)
(Report)

2008-04-16
15:00 UTC+5:30
East Bengal 2 – 4 Al-Wahdat
Syed Rahim Nabi Goal 12'
Edmilson Marques Pardal Goal 28'
(Report)
(Report)
Rafat Ali Goal 6' Goal 24'
Hassan Abdel Fattah Goal 31' Goal 34'
2008-04-16
18:00 UTC+3
Safa 1 – 0 Al-Ahli San‘a’
Hamze Abboud Goal 64' (Report)
(Report)

2008-04-30
15:30 UTC+3
Al-Wahdat 1 – 1 Al-Ahli San‘a’
Hassan Abdel Fattah Goal 30' (Report) Ali Al Nono Goal 80'
2008-04-30
15:00 UTC+5:30
East Bengal 0 – 0 Safa
(Report)

2008-05-14
16:15 UTC+3
Al-Ahli San‘a’ 1 –0 East Bengal
Ali Al Nono Goal 43' (Report)
2008-05-21
18:00 UTC+3
Safa 3 – 3 Al-Wahdat
Rony Azar Goal 6'
Hussein Tahan Goal 80'
Amer Khan Goal 90+5'
(Report) Rafat Ali Goal 18' Goal 63'
Fadi Faris Goal 72'
Sports City Stadium, Beirut
Attendance: 200
Referee: Abdulrahman Abdou

Group C

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
2008-03-11
19:00 UTC+3
Al-Nahda 0 - 0 Al-Najma
(Report)
(Report)
Nizwa Sports Complex, Nizwa
Attendance: 350
Referee: Dilovarshokh Orzuev
2008-03-11
15:00 UTC+3
Shabab Al-Ordon 1 – 1 Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut
Odai Al-Saify Goal 51' (Report)
(Report)
Haytham Mahadi Goal 38'

2008-03-18
18:48 UTC+3
Al-Najma 0 – 0 Shabab Al-Ordon
(Report)
(Report)
Al-Ahli Stadium, Manama
Attendance: 500
Referee: Hedayat Mombeni
2008-03-18
16:15 UTC+3
Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut 3 - 1 Al-Nahda
Munassar Ba-Haj Goal 44' Goal 45+1'
Murad Al-Nohi Goal 51'
(Report)
(Report)
Yedibahoma Goal 52'

2008-04-03
18:55 UTC+3
Al-Najma 2 – 1 Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut
Rashed Jamal Salem Goal 8'
Adeeb Ba-Karman Goal 54' (o.g.)
(Report)
(Report)
Alaaeldin Mohamed Aly Goal 67'
2008-04-03
19:00 UTC+3
Al-Nahda 1 - 1 Shabab Al-Ordon
Al-Shamsi Goal 26' (Report)
(Report)
Mustafa Shehdeh Goal 70'

2008-04-16
16:15 UTC+3
Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut 0 – 0 Al-Najma
(Report)
(Report)
Ali Mohsen Al-Muraisi Stadium, San‘a’
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Win Cho
2008-04-16
15:30 UTC+3
Shabab Al-Ordon 0 - 1 Al-Nahda
(Report)
(Report)
Yedibahoma Goal 57'

2008-04-30
19:09 UTC+3
Al-Najma 3 - 3 Al-Nahda
Rashed Jamal Salem Goal 53' Goal 67' Goal 77' (Report)
(Report)
Yedibahoma Goal 6' Goal 50'
Al-Alawi Goal 38'

2008-05-14
19:00 UTC+3
Al-Nahda 2 - 0 Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut
Al-Nuaimi Goal 14'
Al-Mashaikhi Goal 43'
(Report)
(Report)
2008-05-14
15:30 UTC+3
Shabab Al-Ordon 3 – 2 Al-Najma
Odai Saify Goal 9'
Mustafa Shehdeh Goal 28'
Essam Abu Touk Goal 40' (pen.)
(Report)
(Report)
Rashed Jamal Salem Goal 51' (pen.) Goal 69'

Group D

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
2008-03-11
20:00 UTC+8
South China 2 – 3 Home United
Cheng Siu Wai Goal 60' Goal 90' (AFC Report)
(AFC Report)
(HKFA Report)
Peres de Oliveira Goal 17' Goal 40'
Shi Jiayi Goal 77'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 4,673
Referee: Win Cho
2008-03-11
20:45 UTC+8
Kedah 1 – 0 Victory
Badrol Bakhtiar Goal 49' (Report)
(Report)
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Naser Al-Ghafary

2008-03-18
19:45 UTC+8
Home United 5 – 1 Kedah
Kengne Ludovick Goal 31' Goal 58'
Shahril Ishak Goal 36'
Peres de Oliveira Goal 70' Goal 81' (pen.)
(Report)
(Report)
Mohd Shafiq Jamal Goal 12'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 2,693
Referee: Peter Green
2008-03-18
16:00 UTC+5
Victory 0 – 0 South China
(Report)
(Report)
Maldives National Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko

2008-04-03
19:45 UTC+8
Home United 2 – 1 Victory
Indra Sahdan Daud Goal 37'
Peres de Oliveira Goal 50'
(Report)
(Report)
Ashad Ali Goal 25'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 1,223
Referee: Mukhtar Al Yarimi
2008-04-03
20:00 UTC+8
South China 1 – 3 Kedah
Cris Goal 59' (AFC Report)
(AFC Report)
(HKFA Report)
Badrol Bakhtiar Goal 31'
Marlon James Goal 65'
Saramsak Kram Goal 85'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,055
Referee: Minoru Tōjō

2008-04-16
16:00 UTC+5
Victory 1 – 3 Home United
Hussain Niyaz Mohamed Goal 69' (Report)
(Report)
Shahril Ishak Goal 56'
Indra Sahdan Daud Goal 66'
Peres de Oliveira Goal 73'
Maldives National Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Abdulrahman Abdou
2008-04-16
20:45 UTC+8
Kedah 3 – 0 South China
Marlon James Goal 55'
Nelson San Martín Goal 70' Goal 85'
(Report)
(Report)
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Mukhtar Al Yarimi

2008-04-30
19:45 UTC+8
Home United 4 – 1 South China
Shahril Ishak Goal 30' Goal 88'
Indra Sahdan Daud Goal 75'
Farhan Farook Goal 87'
(Report)
(Report)
Cheng Siu Wai Goal 80'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 1,175
Referee: Chaiya Alee Mahapab
2008-04-30
16:00 UTC+5
Victory 1 – 1 Kedah
 8' (Report)
(Report)
Marlon Alex James Goal 65'

2008-05-14
20:00 UTC+8
South China 3 – 0 Victory
Tales Schütz Goal 27'
Cris Goal 43' Goal 68'
(Report)
(Report)
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 429
Referee: Kim Dong-Jin
2008-05-14
20:45 UTC+8
Kedah 4 – 1 Home United
Nelson San Martín Goal 41' Goal 59' (pen.)
Mohd Sabree Mat Abu Goal 46'
Marlon Alex James Goal 83'
(Report)
(Report)
Kengne Ludovick Goal 5'
Darul Aman Stadium, Alor Setar
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko

Group E

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
2008-03-11
15:45 UTC+5
New Radiant 1 – 3 Perak
Daniel Mbock Goal 8' (Report)
(Report)
Carlos Arturo Caceres Pino Goal 9' Goal 17'
Muhamad Khalid Jamlus Goal 38'
2008-03-11
19:45 UTC+8
SAFFC 4 – 0 Kitchee
Jamil Ali Goal 12'
Therdsak Chaiman Goal 25'
Aleksandar Duric Goal 37'
Wang Zhenpeng Goal 51' (o.g.)
(Report)
(Report)
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 2,543
Referee: Vo Minh Tri

2008-03-18
20:45 UTC+8
Perak 1 – 6 SAFFC
Mario Esteban Berrios Goal 45+2' (pen.) (Report)
(Report)
Therdsak Chaiman Goal 8'
Aleksandar Duric Goal 45' Goal 49' Goal 71' Goal 74'
Mustaqim Manzur Goal 58'
Perak Stadium, Ipoh
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Choi Myung Yong
2008-03-18
20:00 UTC+8
Kitchee 2 – 0 New Radiant
Wilfed Bamnjo Goal 11'
Goran Stankovski Goal 36'
(AFC Report)
(AFC Report)
(HKFA Report)
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,372
Referee: Mahmood Mohd Juma Al-Ghatrifi

2008-04-03
20:45 UTC+8
Perak 2 – 1 Kitchee
Mohammad Hardi Jaafar Goal 11'
Mario Esteban Berrios Goal 90+2'
(Report)
(Report)
Goran Stankovski Goal 73'
Perak Stadium, Ipoh
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Peter Green
2008-04-03
15:30 UTC+5
New Radiant 0 – 3 SAFFC
(Report)
(Report)
Ashrin Shariff Goal 7'
Aleksandar Duric Goal 44'
Afiu Mohamed Hamid Goal 86' (o.g.)
Maldives National Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Mohamad Mansour

2008-04-16
20:00 UTC+8
Kitchee 2 – 2 Perak
Ip Chung Long Goal 50'
Wilfed Bamnjo Goal 84'
(Report)
(Report)
Carlos Caceres Goal 17' Goal 79'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,138
Referee: Valentin Kovalenko
2008-04-16
19:45 UTC+8
SAFFC 1 – 1 New Radiant
John Wilkinson Goal 27' (Report)
(Report)
Assad Abdul Gani Goal 50'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 1,505
Referee: Kadhum Auda Lazim

2008-04-30
20:45 UTC+8
Perak 3 – 0 New Radiant
 65'
Razali Umar Kandasamy Goal 90+1'
(Report)
(Report)
Perak Stadium, Ipoh
Attendance: 700
Referee: Dilovarshokh Orzuev
2008-04-30
20:00 UTC+8
Kitchee 0 – 2 SAFFC
(Report)
(Report)
Ashrin Shariff Goal 10'
Aleksandar Duric Goal 19'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 813
Referee: Hettikamkanamge Perera

2008-05-14
15:45 UTC+5
New Radiant 2 – 1 Kitchee
Hussain Simaz Goal 62' Goal 66' (Report)
(Report)
Ahmed Nishan Goal 45+1' (o.g.)
Maldives National Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Sgt. Win Cho
2008-05-14
19:45 UTC+8
SAFFC 0 – 2 Perak
(Report)
(Report)
Ahmad Shahrul Azhar Goal 21'
Mohammad Hardi Jaafar Goal 69'
Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore
Attendance: 2,297
Referee: Hiroyoshi Takayama

Best runners-up

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
Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7

Knockout stage

Bracket

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

Quarter-finals

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. 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

Semi-finals

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. 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

Final

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

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Muharraq 10-5 Safa 5–1 5–4

AFC Cup
2008 Winners
Al-Muharraq
First Title

Awards

Statistics

Top goalscorers

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

  • [1]
  • AFC Calendar of Competitions 2008
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