2004 AFC Cup

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2004 AFC Cup
Tournament details
Dates 10 February – 26 November 2004
Teams 18 (from 11 associations)
Final positions
Champions Syria Al-Jaish (1st title)
Runners-up Syria Al-Wahda
Tournament statistics
Matches played 61
Goals scored 178 (2.92 per match)
Top scorer(s) Singapore Indra Sahdan Daud
Singapore Egmar Gonçalves
(7 goals each)
2005

The 2004 AFC Cup was the 1st edition of the AFC Cup, playing between clubs from nations who are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

Qualification[edit]

The 'developing' 14 nations in the Asian Football Confederation were invited to nominate one or two clubs to participate in the 2004 competition.

West Asia

Syria Syria (2) Al-Jaish (2002–03 Syrian League champions)
Al-Wahda (2002–03 Syrian Cup winners)
Lebanon Lebanon (2) Olympic Beirut (2002–03 Lebanese Premier League champions & 2003 Lebanese FA Cup winners)
Al-Nejmeh (2002–03 Lebanese Premier League runners-up)
Oman Oman (1) Dhofar (2002–03 Omani League champions)
Yemen Yemen (1) Al-Sha'ab Ibb (2002–03 Yemeni League champions)

East Asia

Hong Kong Hong Kong (1)
Happy Valley (2002–03 Hong Kong First Division League champions)

Central and Southern Asia

Bangladesh Bangladesh (1) Muktijoddha Sangsad (2003 Bangladesh National Football Championship champions & 2003 Bangladesh Federation Cup winners)
India India (2) East Bengal (2002–03 Indian National Football League champions)
Mahindra United (2003 Indian Federation Cup winners)
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (2) Nisa Aşgabat (2003 Turkmenistan League champions)
Nebitçi Balkanabat (2003 Turkmenistan Cup winners)

ASEAN

Maldives Maldives (2) Valencia (2003 Dhivehi League champions)
Island FC (2003 Maldives FA Cup winners)
Malaysia Malaysia (2) Perak (2003 Malaysia Premier 1 League champions)
Negeri Sembilan (2003 Malaysia FA Cup winners)
Singapore Singapore (2) Home United (2003 S.League champions & 2003 Singapore Cup winners)
Geylang United (2003 S.League runners-up)

Group stage[edit]

Key to colors in group tables:

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Lebanon Al-Nejmeh 16 6 5 1 0 11 2 +9
Turkmenistan Nisa Aşgabat 7 5 2 1 2 3 4 −1
Yemen Al-Sha'ab Ibb 7 5 2 1 2 7 7 0
Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad 1 6 0 1 5 2 10 −8
Al-Nejmeh Lebanon3–0Yemen Al-Sha'ab Ibb
Ivanković Goal 62'
Nasseredine Goal 82'89'
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 300
Referee: Abdulrahman Abdou Qatar
Nisa Aşgabat Turkmenistan1–0Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad
Nazarov Goal 69' (pen.) (Report)[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 500
Referee: Ali Al Mutlaq (Saudi Arabia)

Al Sha'ab Ibb Yemen0–1Turkmenistan Nisa Aşgabat
(Report)[permanent dead link] Konchaev Zemskov 50'
Muktijoddha Sangsad KS Bangladesh0–1Lebanon Al-Nejmeh Beirut
(Report)[permanent dead link] Mohammad Kassas 72'

Al-Nejmeh Beirut Lebanon3–1Turkmenistan Nisa Aşgabat
Mohammad Kassas 12' (pen), 47'
Ali Nasereddine 37'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Didar Hajiev 34'
Al Sha'ab Ibb Yemen3–0 1Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad KS
(Report)[permanent dead link]

Muktijoddha Sangsad KS Bangladesh2–3Yemen Al Sha'ab Ibb
Charles Ghansa 1'
Saifur Rahman Moni 38'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Abdulsalam Al Ghurbani 34', 60'
Redwan Ahmed 78'
Attendance: 3,000
Nisa Aşgabat Turkmenistan0–1Lebanon Al-Nejmeh Beirut
(Report)[permanent dead link] Mohammad Kassas 71'

Al Sha'ab Ibb Yemen1–1Lebanon Al-Nejmeh Beirut
Al-Nono 51' (Report)[permanent dead link] Mohammad Kassas 8'
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: China Huang Junjie
Muktijoddha Sangsad KS Bangladesh0–0Turkmenistan Nisa Aşgabat
(Report)[permanent dead link]

Nisa Aşgabat TurkmenistanCancelled2Yemen Al Sha'ab Ibb
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Al-Nejmeh Beirut Lebanon2–0Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad KS
Errol McFarlane 8'
Moussa Hojeij 90'
(Report)[permanent dead link]

1Al Sha'ab Ibb were awarded a 3–0 win as Muktijoddha Sangsad KS did not show up for the match.
2The match was cancelled after a general strike in Yemen left Al Sha'ab Ibb unable to show up for the match.

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Syria Al-Wahda (Damascus) 8 4 2 2 0 8 2 +6
Oman Dhofar 4 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1
India Mahindra United 4 4 1 1 2 5 10 −5


Mahindra United2–1Dhofar
Shanmugam Venkatesh 21'
Abhishek Yadav 66'
(Report) Faraj A. Bait Alseem Goal 55'
Attendance: 400
Referee: J Karim
Dhofar1–1Al-Wahda (Damascus)
Al-Ghafri Goal 83' (Report) Nabil Al Shahmeh Goal 22'
Attendance: 100
Referee: A Al-Enezi

Mahindra United0–0Al-Wahda (Damascus)
(Report)
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: M Moradi
Al-Wahda (Damascus)5–1Mahindra United
Nabil Al Shahmeh 36'
Iyad Mando 39' 53'
Moussa Traoré 69', 73'
(Report)[permanent dead link] Felix Abaoagye 84'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Abdullah Balideh Qatar

Dhofar4–2Mahindra United
Saif Sultan Goal 27'47'
Mohammed Al Shidad Goal 35'
Gabriel Goal 61'
(Report) Felix Abaoagye 55'
Raphaël Patron Akakpo 80'
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: F Al Marzouqi
Al-Wahda (Damascus)2–0Dhofar
Maher Al Sayed 20'
Moussa Traoré 54'
(Report)
Attendance: 200
Referee: S Tongkhan

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Syria Al-Jaish (Damascus) 8 4 2 2 0 8 0 +8
Lebanon Olympic Beirut 7 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1
Turkmenistan Nebitçi Balkanabat 1 4 0 1 3 1 10 −9


Olympic Beirut0–0Al-Jaish (Damascus)
(Report)
Attendance: 400
Referee: J Karim
Al-Jaish (Damascus)6–0Nebitçi Balkanabat
Zyad Chaabo 36'
Raghdan Shehadeh 50'
Rabih Hassan 55' 64'
Ahmad Omaier 69' 87'
(Report)
Attendance: 100
Referee: A Al-Enezi

Olympic Beirut2–0Nebitçi Balkanabat
Pierre Issa 65'
Youssef Mohamad 75'
(Report)
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: M Moradi
Nebitçi Balkanabat1–2Olympic Beirut
Perman Begjanov 82' (Report) Youssef Mohamad 53', 75'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: A Balideh

Al-Jaish (Damascus)2–0Olympic Beirut
Ahmad Omaier 8'
Zyad Chaabo 86'
(Report)
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: F Al Marzouqi
Nebitçi Balkanabat0–0Al-Jaish (Damascus)
(Report)
Attendance: 200
Referee: S Tongkhan

Group D[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Singapore Home United FC 14 6 4 2 0 19 5 +13
Malaysia Perak FA 14 6 4 2 0 11 6 +6
Hong Kong Happy Valley 3 6 1 0 5 7 14 −7
Maldives Valencia FC 3 6 1 0 5 3 15 −12
Home United FC5–1Happy Valley
Egmar Goncalves 30', 66', 72'
Peres De Oliveira 53'
Indra Sahdan Daud 61'
(Report) Martin Jancula 69'
Attendance: 369
Referee: K Matsumura
Perak FA2–0Valencia FC
Frank Seator 45', 60' (Report)
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: M Al Yarimi

Valencia FC0–3Home United FC
(Report) Egmar Goncalves 37', 43
Peres De Oliveira 60'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: S Sarkar
Happy Valley1–2Perak FA
Gerard Guy Ambassa 6' (Report) Frank Seator 72'
Muhamad Khalid Jamlus 80'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: C Win

Valencia FC2–1Happy Valley
Ali Ashfaq 73', 60' (Report) Lawrence Akandu 50'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: S Mujghef
Perak FA2–2Home United FC
Muhamad Khalid Jamlus 56'
Frank Seator 77'
(Report) Egmar Goncalves 2'
Sutee Suksomkit 18'
Attendance: 200
Referee: A Al-Enezi

Home United FC2–2Perak FA
Sutee Suksomkit 7' (pen)
Liew Kit Kong 35' (og)
(Report) Muhamad Khalid Jamlus 14'
V. Saravanan 90'
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: A Albadwawi
Happy Valley3–1Valencia FC
Lawrence Akandu 2', 42'
Gerard Guy Ambassa 82'
(Report) Ali Ashfaq 72'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 500
Referee: Tan Hai

Valencia FC0–1Perak FA
(Report) Luciano Goux 41'
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: R Gosh
Happy Valley0–2Home United FC
(Report) Indra Sahdan Daud 15'
Peres De Oliveira 90'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: B Williams

Home United FC5–0Valencia FC
Indra Sahdan Daud 32', 45', 71'
Mohamed Nizam 78' (og)
Peres De Oliveira 90'
(Report)
Attendance: 600
Referee: M Mansour
Perak FA2–1Happy Valley
Frank Seator 71'
Muhamad Khalid Jamlus 80'
(Report) Gerard Guy Ambassa 6'
Attendance: 208
Referee: S Tongkhan

Group E[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
India East Bengal 13 6 4 1 1 14 8 +6
Singapore Geylang United FC 13 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7
Malaysia Negeri Sembilan FA 6 6 2 0 4 11 9 +2
Maldives Island FC 3 6 1 0 5 2 17 −15
Geylang United FC2–3East Bengal
Mohd Hafiz Rahim 40'
Jeykanth Jeyapal 90'
(Report) Cristiano Junior 45', 76'
Bijen Singh 83'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 369
Referee: K Matsumura
Negeri Sembilan FA6–0Island FC
Duke Effiong 19', 64', 71'
Abdul Razak Ekpoki 30', 90'
K. Rajan 28'
(Report)
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: M Al Yarimi

Island FC0–5Geylang United FC
(Report) Mohd Hafiz Rahim 5'
Razali Johari 44'
Nahar Daud 49'
Mohd Noor Ali 67', 84'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: S Sarkar
East Bengal4–2Negeri Sembilan FA
Mike Okoro 9'
Cristiano Junior 34' (pen), 70'
Baichung Bhutia 77'
(Report) K. Rajan 45'
Shahrin Abdul Majid 64'

Island FC1–2East Bengal
Ahmed Sunain 72 (pen) (Report) Baichung Bhutia 36'
Mike Okoro 90'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: S Mujghef
Negeri Sembilan FA0–1Geylang United FC
(Report) Aleksandar Duric 10'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 200
Referee: A Al-Enezi

East Bengal3–0Island FC
De Silva 9'
Cristiano Junior 36'
Mike Okoro 85'
(Report)
Referee: A Albadwawi
Geylang United FC2–1Negeri Sembilan FA
Chang Hui 49'
Aleksandar Duric 71'
(Report) Efendi Abdul Malek 27'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Tan Hai

Island FC1–0Negeri Sembilan FA
Ismail Mohamed 14' (Report)
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: R Gosh
East Bengal1–1Geylang United FC
Mike Okoro 76' (Report) Daniel Hill 33'
Referee: B Williams

Geylang United FC1–0Island FC
Rudy Khairon 29' (Report)
Attendance: 600
Referee: M Mansour
Negeri Sembilan FA2–1East Bengal
Suharmin Yusof 23', 49' (Report) Cristiano Junior 24'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 208
Referee: S Tongkhan

Best runners-up[edit]

Two best runners-up, one from groups A, B and C and two from groups D and E, qualify for the quarter finals.

Group A, B, C (West & Central Asia Zone)[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Lebanon Olympic Beirut 7 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1
Turkmenistan Nisa Aşgabat 7 5 2 1 2 3 4 −1
Oman Dhofar 4 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1

Group D, E (East, South & South East Asia Zone)[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
Malaysia Perak FA 14 6 4 2 0 12 6 +6
Singapore Geylang United FC 13 6 4 1 1 12 5 +7

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Wahda (Damascus) Syria 14–4 Lebanon Al-Nejmeh Beirut 2–1 2–3
Perak FA Malaysia 3–5 Singapore Geylang United FC 1–2 2–3
East Bengal India 0–3 Syria Al-Jaish (Damascus) 0–0 0–3
Olympic Beirut Lebanon 4–5 Singapore Home United FC 3–3 1–2

1 Al-Wahda (Damascus) (Syria) won on away goals.

First leg

Al-Wahda (Damascus)2–1Al-Nejmeh Beirut
Iyad Mando 86'
Maher Al Sayed 89'
Mohammad Kassas 50'

Perak FA1–2Geylang United FC
Frank Seator 90' Aleksandar Duric 49'
Fazrul Nawaz 60'

East Bengal0–0Al-Jaish (Damascus)

Olympic Beirut3–3Home United FC
Mohammed Atwi 18'
Krekor Alozian 40'
Faisal Antar 60'
Indra Shahdan Daud 28', 79'
Egmar Goncalves 83'

Second leg

Al-Nejmeh Beirut3–2Al-Wahda (Damascus)
Moussa Hojeij 21'
Othman Savane 33'
Ali Nasereddine 65'
Moussa Traoré 19'
Iyad Mando 34'

Geylang United FC3–2Perak FA
Hasrin Jailani 12'
Aleksandar Duric 27'
Fazrul Nawaz 41'
Syamsul Mohamed Saad 55'
R. Surendran 90'+1'

Al-Jaish (Damascus)3–0East Bengal
Adel Abdullah 16'
Mohamed Al Zeno 50'
Feras Esmaeel 87'

Home United FC2–1Olympic Beirut
Fahmie Abdullah 69', 74' Abbas Ali 63'

Semi finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Wahda (Damascus) Syria 2–1 Singapore Geylang United FC 1–1 1–0
Al-Jaish (Damascus) Syria 6–1 Singapore Home United FC 4–0 2–1

First leg

Al-Wahda (Damascus)1–1Geylang United FC
Muhammad Jaafar 85' Aleksandar Duric 63'

Al-Jaish (Damascus)4–0Home United FC
Mohamed Al Zeno 34'
Feras Esmaeel 53', 62'
Iyad Al-Hilou 76'

Second leg

Geylang United FC0–1Al-Wahda (Damascus)
Moussa Traoré 12'

Home United FC1–2Al-Jaish (Damascus)
Sivakumar 17' Mohamed Al Zeno 76'
Zyad Chaabo 90'+1'

Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Wahda (Damascus) Syria
  • 3–3
Syria Al-Jaish (Damascus) 2–3 1–0

First leg

Al-Wahda (Damascus)2–3Al-Jaish (Damascus)
Darar Radawi 49'
Omar Akil 90+2
Zyad Chaabo 3'
Feras Esmaeel 32'
Amer Al-Abtah 55' (pen)

Second leg

Al-Jaish (Damascus)0–1Al-Wahda (Damascus)
Nabil Al Shahmeh 72'
2004 AFC Cup Winners
Flag of Syria.svg
Al-Jaish
First title

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club MD1 MD2 MD3 MD4 MD5 MD6 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2  F1   F2  Total
1 Singapore Indra Sahdan Daud Singapore Home United 1 1 3 2 7
Singapore Egmar Goncalves Singapore Home United 3 2 1 1 7
3 Brazil Cristiano Júnior India East Bengal 2 2 1 1 6
Liberia Frank Seator Malaysia Perak 2 1 1 1 1 6
Lebanon Mohammad Kassas Lebanon Al-Nejmeh 1 2 1 1 1 6
6 Guinea Moussa Traoré Syria Al-Wahda 2 1 1 1 5
Bosnia and Herzegovina Aleksandar Durić Singapore Geylang United 1 1 1 1 1 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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