Ceres-La Salle to host AFC President’s Cup-A A +A
Friday, March 14, 2014
CERES-LA SALLE FC, champion of the 2013 PFF-Smart Club National Championship, will play host to the AFC President’s Cup 2014 Group Stage on May 1 to 11.
The hosting assignment was confirmed by Negros Occidental Football Association General-Secretary Paulline Javelona.
Other clubs hosting the Group Stage are the Erchim FC of Mongolia and the Sri Lanka Air Force SC of Sri Lanka.
The official draw will be held on March 28 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Eleven clubs will participate in the AFC President’s Cup 2014 Group Stage which will be divided into two groups of four clubs each and one group of three clubs.
The clubs are the Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited (Bangladesh), Ugyen Academy FC (Bhutan), Svayrieng FC (Cambodia), Tatung Company (Chinese Taipei), Rimyongsu Club (DPR Korea), Manang Marshyangdi Club (Nepal), KRL Football Club (Pakistan), FC HTTU (Turkmenistan), and hosts Erchim FC (Mongolia), Sri Lanka Air Force SC (Sri Lanka) and Ceres-La Salle FC of the Philippines.
Last year, the Philippines represented by Global FC finished ninth over-all in the Group Stage with the following rankings: 1. Turkmenistan (Balkan), 2. Pakistan (KRL Football Club), 3. Kyrgyzstan (Dordoi), 4. Palestine (Al Quds Hilal Club), 5. Nepal (Three Star Club), 6.
Mongolia (Erchim FC), 7. Cambodia (Beoungket Rubber FC), 8.Chinese Taipei (Taiwan Power Company), 10. Bangladesh (Abahani Limited), 11. Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka Army Sports Club), 12. Bhutan (Yeedzin FC), and DPR Korea (Rimyongsu Club). The DPK Korea did not play.
Mode of competition
The 11 clubs shall be divided into two groups of four clubs each and one group of three clubs. Each group shall play a one-round league, where each club in the group shall play one match against every other club.
The top two clubs in each group will qualify to the “final stage” and will be grouped in two with three clubs each playing in one centralized venue on September 22 to 28. The winner of each group will advance to play the final.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 14, 2014.