2008 AFC Cup

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2008 AFC Cup
Tournament details
Dates 11 March – 7 November 2008
Teams 20 (from 10 associations)
Final positions
Champions Bahrain Al-Muharraq (1st title)
Runners-up Lebanon Safa
Tournament statistics
Matches played 74
Goals scored 235 (3.18 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Rico (19 goals)
2007
2009

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[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 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 India (2) Dempo (2006–07 Indian National Football League champions)

East Bengal (2007 Indian Federation Cup winners)

Maldives Maldives (2) Victory (2007 Dhivehi League champions)

New Radiant (2007 Maldives FA Cup winners)

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

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

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

Home United (2007 S.League runners-up)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sur (2007 Sultan Qaboos Cup winners)

Yemen 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
Bahrain Al-Muharraq 6 3 2 1 14 7 7 11
India Dempo 6 3 1 2 13 12 1 10
Lebanon Al-Ansar 6 2 2 2 6 8 −2 8
Oman Sur 6 1 1 4 9 15 −6 4
Dempo India3–1Lebanon Al-Ansar
Ranty Martins Soleye Goal 21' Goal 32'
Chidi Edeh Goal 62'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Hassan Danach Goal 89'
Al-Muharraq Bahrain3–2Oman Sur
Rico Goal 24' (pen.)
Jesse John Goal 45+2'
Abdulla Al-Dakeel Goal 83'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Al-Gheilani Goal 35'
José Goal 39'

Al-Ansar Lebanon0–0Bahrain Al-Muharraq
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 3,000
Sur Oman3–2India Dempo
Traore Goal 9'
Camara Goal 69'
Climax Lawrence Goal 80' (o.g.)
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Ranty Martins Soleye Goal 26'
Roberto Mendes Silva Goal 62'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Maldives Ali Saleem

Al-Ansar Lebanon1–0Oman Sur
Salih Sadir Goal 28' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 4,000
Dempo India0–4Bahrain Al-Muharraq
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Rico Goal 8' Goal 31' Goal 49' (pen.) Goal 59'

Sur Oman0–2Lebanon Al-Ansar
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Salih Sadir Goal 77' Goal 88'
Al-Muharraq Bahrain1–2India Dempo
Rico Goal 77' (pen.) (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Ranty Martins Soleye Goal 10' Goal 62'

Al-Ansar Lebanon1–1India Dempo
Mohamad Hamoud Goal 84' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Ranty Martins Soleye Goal 27'
Attendance: 1,950
Referee: China Tan Hai
Sur Oman2–2Bahrain Al-Muharraq
José Goal 48'62' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Rico Goal 45+1'
Jaycee John Okwunwanne Goal 55'

Dempo India5–2Oman Sur
Ranty Martins Soleye Goal 30' Goal 38'
Chidi Edeh Goal 64' Goal 90'
Climax Lawrence Goal 72'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Al-Sinani Goal 75'
Al-Harbi Goal 86'
Al-Muharraq Bahrain4–1Lebanon Al-Ansar
Mahmood Abdulrahman Goal 30'
Rico Goal 51' Goal 66'
Jaycee John Okwunwanne Goal 57'
(Report) Malek Hassoun Goal 44'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Lebanon Safa 6 2 4 0 8 6 2 10
Jordan Al-Wahdat 6 1 4 1 12 12 0 7
India East Bengal 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7
Yemen Al-Ahli San‘a’ 6 1 3 2 3 4 −1 6
Al-Ahli San‘a’ Yemen1–1Jordan Al-Wahdat
Adel Al-Salemi Goal 28' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Hassan Abdel Fattah Goal 40' (pen.)
Safa Lebanon1–0India East Bengal
Bernard Mbassi Goal 17' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]

Al-Wahdat Jordan3–3Lebanon Safa
Mahmoud Shelbaieh Goal 51'
Hassan Abdel Fattah Goal 86'
Basem Fat'hi Goal 90+5'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Prince Bobby Goal 16'
Ramez Dayoub Goal 31'
Rony Azar Goal 83'
East Bengal India1–0Yemen Al-Ahli San‘a’
Edmilson Marques Pardal Goal 31' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]

Al-Wahdat Jordan0–2India East Bengal
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Alvito D'Cunha Goal 58'
Ikechukwu Gift Ibe Goal 69'
Al-Ahli San‘a’ Yemen0–0Lebanon Safa
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]

East Bengal India2–4Jordan Al-Wahdat
Syed Rahim Nabi Goal 12'
Edmilson Marques Pardal Goal 28'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Ra'fat Ali Goal 6' Goal 24'
Hassan Abdel Fattah Goal 31' Goal 34'
Safa Lebanon1–0Yemen Al-Ahli San‘a’
Hamze Abboud Goal 64' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]

Al-Wahdat Jordan1–1Yemen Al-Ahli San‘a’
Hassan Abdel Fattah Goal 30' (Report) Ali Al Nono Goal 80'
East Bengal India0–0Lebanon Safa
(Report)

Al-Ahli San‘a’ Yemen1 –0India East Bengal
Ali Al Nono Goal 43' (Report)
Safa Lebanon3–3Jordan Al-Wahdat
Rony Azar Goal 6'
Hussein Tahan Goal 80'
Amer Khan Goal 90+5'
(Report) Ra'fat Ali Goal 18' Goal 63'
Fadi Faris Goal 72'

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Oman Al-Nahda 6 2 3 1 9 8 1 9
Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7
Bahrain Al-Najma 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7
Yemen Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut 6 1 3 2 7 8 −1 6
Al-Nahda Oman0–0Bahrain Al-Najma
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Shabab Al-Ordon Jordan1–1Yemen Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut
Odai Al-Saify Goal 51' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Haytham Mahadi Goal 38'

Al-Najma Bahrain0–0Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 500
Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut Yemen3–1Oman Al-Nahda
Munassar Ba-Haj Goal 44' Goal 45+1'
Murad Al-Nohi Goal 51'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Yedibahoma Goal 52'

Al-Najma Bahrain2–1Yemen Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut
Rashed Jamal Salem Goal 8'
Adeeb Ba-Karman Goal 54' (o.g.)
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Alaaeldin Mohamed Aly Goal 67'
Al-Nahda Oman1–1Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon
Al-Shamsi Goal 26' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Mustafa Shehdeh Goal 70'

Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut Yemen0–0Bahrain Al-Najma
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Shabab Al-Ordon Jordan0–1Oman Al-Nahda
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Yedibahoma Goal 57'

Al-Najma Bahrain3–3Oman Al-Nahda
Rashed Jamal Salem Goal 53' Goal 67' Goal 77' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Yedibahoma Goal 6' Goal 50'
Al-Alawi Goal 38'
Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut Yemen2–2Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon
Khaled Al Arumi Goal 5'
Haytham Mahadi Goal 88' (pen.)
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Mustafa Shehdeh Goal 3'
Mohannad Maharmeh Goal 45'

Al-Nahda Oman2–0Yemen Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut
Al-Nuaimi Goal 14'
Al-Mashaikhi Goal 43'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Shabab Al-Ordon Jordan3–2Bahrain Al-Najma
Odai Saify Goal 9'
Mustafa Shehdeh Goal 28'
Essam Abu Touk Goal 40' (pen.)
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Rashed Jamal Salem Goal 51' (pen.) Goal 69'

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Singapore Home United 6 5 0 1 18 10 8 15
Malaysia Kedah 6 4 1 1 13 8 5 13
Hong Kong South China 6 1 1 4 7 13 −6 4
Maldives Victory 6 0 2 4 3 10 −7 2
South China Hong Kong2–3Singapore Home United
Cheng Siu Wai Goal 60' Goal 90' (AFC Report)
(AFC Report)[permanent dead link]
(HKFA Report)
Peres de Oliveira Goal 17' Goal 40'
Shi Jiayi Goal 77'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 4,673
Referee: Myanmar Win Cho
Kedah Malaysia1–0Maldives Victory
Badrol Bakhtiar Goal 49' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]

Home United Singapore5–1Malaysia Kedah
Kengne Ludovick Goal 31' Goal 58'
Shahril Ishak Goal 36'
Peres de Oliveira Goal 70' Goal 81' (pen.)
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Mohd Shafiq Jamal Goal 12'
Attendance: 2,693
Referee: Australia Peter Green
Victory Maldives0–0Hong Kong South China
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]

Home United Singapore2–1Maldives Victory
Indra Sahdan Daud Goal 37'
Peres de Oliveira Goal 50'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Ashad Ali Goal 25'
South China Hong Kong1–3Malaysia Kedah
Cris Goal 59' (AFC Report)
(AFC Report)[permanent dead link]
(HKFA Report)
Badrol Bakhtiar Goal 31'
Marlon James Goal 65'
Samransak Kram Goal 85'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,055
Referee: Japan Minoru Tōjō

Victory Maldives1–3Singapore Home United
Hussain Niyaz Mohamed Goal 69' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Shahril Ishak Goal 56'
Indra Sahdan Daud Goal 66'
Peres de Oliveira Goal 73'
Kedah Malaysia3–0Hong Kong South China
Marlon James Goal 55'
Nelson San Martín Goal 70' Goal 85'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]

Home United Singapore4–1Hong Kong South China
Shahril Ishak Goal 30' Goal 88'
Indra Sahdan Daud Goal 75'
Farhan Farook Goal 87'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Cheng Siu Wai Goal 80'
Victory Maldives1–1Malaysia Kedah
Jorge Armando Rodriguez Arguello Goal 8' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Marlon Alex James Goal 65'

South China Hong Kong3–0Maldives Victory
Tales Schütz Goal 27'
Cris Goal 43' Goal 68'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 429
Referee: South Korea Kim Dong-Jin
Kedah Malaysia4–1Singapore Home United
Nelson San Martín Goal 41' Goal 59' (pen.)
Mohd Sabree Mat Abu Goal 46'
Marlon Alex James Goal 83'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Kengne Ludovick Goal 5'

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Singapore SAFFC 6 4 1 1 16 4 12 13
Malaysia Perak 6 4 1 1 13 10 3 13
Hong Kong Kitchee 6 1 1 4 6 12 −6 4
Maldives New Radiant 6 1 1 4 4 13 −9 4
New Radiant Maldives1–3Malaysia Perak
Daniel Mbock Goal 8' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Carlos Arturo Caceres Pino Goal 9' Goal 17'
Muhamad Khalid Jamlus Goal 38'
SAFFC Singapore4–0Hong Kong Kitchee
Jamil Ali Goal 12'
Therdsak Chaiman Goal 25'
Aleksandar Duric Goal 37'
Wang Zhenpeng Goal 51' (o.g.)
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 2,543
Referee: Vietnam Vo Minh Tri

Perak Malaysia1–6Singapore SAFFC
Mario Esteban Berrios Goal 45+2' (pen.) (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Therdsak Chaiman Goal 8'
Aleksandar Duric Goal 45' Goal 49' Goal 71' Goal 74'
Mustaqim Manzur Goal 58'
Attendance: 5,000
Kitchee Hong Kong2–0Maldives New Radiant
Wilfed Bamnjo Goal 11'
Goran Stankovski Goal 36'
(AFC Report)
(AFC Report)[permanent dead link]
(HKFA Report)
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,372

Perak Malaysia2–1Hong Kong Kitchee
Mohammad Hardi Jaafar Goal 11'
Mario Esteban Berrios Goal 90+2'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Goran Stankovski Goal 73'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Australia Peter Green
New Radiant Maldives0–3Singapore SAFFC
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Ashrin Shariff Goal 7'
Aleksandar Duric Goal 44'
Afiu Mohamed Hamid Goal 86' (o.g.)

Kitchee Hong Kong2–2Malaysia Perak
Ip Chung Long Goal 50'
Wilfed Bamnjo Goal 84'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Carlos Caceres Goal 17' Goal 79'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 1,138
SAFFC Singapore1–1Maldives New Radiant
John Wilkinson Goal 27' (Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Assad Abdul Gani Goal 50'

Perak Malaysia3–0Maldives New Radiant
Jorge Antonio Muñoz Goal 33' Goal 65'
Razali Umar Kandasamy Goal 90+1'
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Attendance: 700
Kitchee Hong Kong0–2Singapore SAFFC
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Ashrin Shariff Goal 10'
Aleksandar Duric Goal 19'
Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong
Attendance: 813

New Radiant Maldives2–1Hong Kong Kitchee
Hussain Simaz Goal 62' Goal 66' (Report)
(Report)
Ahmed Nishan Goal 45+1' (o.g.)
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Myanmar Sgt. Win Cho
SAFFC Singapore0–2Malaysia Perak
(Report)
(Report)[permanent dead link]
Ahmad Shahrul Azhar Goal 21'
Mohammad Hardi Jaafar Goal 69'

Best runners-up[edit]

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

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

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
               
1 Bahrain Al-Muharraq 5 2 7
8 Malaysia Kedah 0 1 1
Bahrain Al-Muharraq (a) 0 2 2
Oman Al-Nahda 1 1 2
4 Singapore SAFFC 2 0 2
5 Oman Al-Nahda 1 3 4
Bahrain Al-Muharraq 5 5 10
Lebanon Safa 1 4 5
3 Malaysia Perak 0 0 0
6 Lebanon Safa 2 5 7
Lebanon Safa 1 4 5
India Dempo 0 1 1
2 India Dempo 1 4 5
7 Singapore 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. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Perak Malaysia 0–7 Lebanon Safa 0–2 0–5
SAFFC Singapore 2–4 Oman Al-Nahda 2–1 0–3
Dempo India 5–4 Singapore Home United 1–1 4–3
Al-Muharraq Bahrain 7–1 Malaysia Kedah 5–0 2–1

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. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Muharraq Bahrain (a)2–2 Oman Al-Nahda 0–1 2–1
Safa Lebanon 5–1 India Dempo 1–0 4–1

Final[edit]

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 Bahrain 10–5 Lebanon Safa 5–1 5–4


AFC Cup
2008 Winners
Bahrain
Al-Muharraq
First Title

Awards[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

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

External links[edit]