Chinese Taipei to host AFC President’s Cup Finals
The Organising Committee for the AFC President’s Cup and AFC Challenge Cup (2011-2015) met for the first time here at AFC House under the chairmanship of AFC Vice-President Ganesh Thapa and decided to award the hosting rights of the 2011 AFC President’s Cup Final Stage to Chinese Taipei.
At the outset, AFC Senior Vice President Zhang Jilong, asked the members to contribute positively to the development of Asian football.
“Since this is the first meeting of this committee for the 2011-2015 term, there are a few new members. I would like to ask all of you to contribute to the development of Asian football,” he said.
“We are here for the business of football. I believe that under the chairmanship of Mr Thapa this committee will come up with new ideas for making these tournaments more successful.”
Chairman Thapa, in his opening speech, asked the committee members to work hand-in-hand for the development of AFC Challenge Cup and AFC President’s Cup and football in the participating countries of these competitions.
“Both these competitions have grown in stature and are now very prestigious for the participating member associations,” he said. “We need to work hard because the countries who take part in these competitions really need help for their leagues and national teams.”
Neftchi (Kyrgyzstan), Phnom Penh Crown FC (Cambodia), Yadanarbon (Myanmar), Istiklol (Tajikistan), Taiwan Power Company (Chinese Taipei) and FC Balkan (Turkmenistan) have qualified for the AFC President’s Cup Final Stage and they will be divided into two groups of three teams each. Top two teams from each group will meet in the final.