AFC Champions Leaguei

The AFC Asian Champions League is the top continental competition for football clubs in Asia, running from January to November.



The holding of an important regional football competition would help restore Hong Kong’s positive and safe image, but residents must be assured that players and officials will abide by coronavirus rules.

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Hong Kong Premier League side given green light to play in regional top-tier competition, with Japanese star Yumemi Kanda confirming he is staying for another season.

Club draft in their ex-player, Taiwan-based Henry Von, with only days to meet Champions League entry criteria after a late charge earned them a surprise spot.


Kitchee ‘didn’t even look like the team that played in the group stage’, veteran says after last-16 exit that could mark end of his record-breaking ACL career.

Hong Kong Premier League champions first team from territory to reach knockout rounds of AFC Champions League, but face a stiff challenge against BG Pathum United.

Japanese clubs will look to return to prominence when the Asian Champions League resumes on Thursday, with three J-League outfits among the eight teams remaining in the eastern side of the draw.

Greatest goalscorer in AFC Champions League history will lead Hong Kong’s Kitchee into knockout rounds next week eager for a final flourish.

Raft of departures at Hong Kong Premier League side ahead of club’s Champions League campaign, but boss Chu Chi-kwong remains upbeat.

Alex Chu’s side became first team from city to reach last 16 of the competition since it started in 2002. They will face Thailand’s BG Pathum United in the next round on August 16.

A dramatic 2-2 draw against Vissel Kobe of Japan in the last group match on Sunday night gave the Hong Kong champions the opportunity to become one of the top 16 teams in the competition.

Raul Baena heads home dramatic equaliser against Vissel Kobe in added time, with Kitchee becoming first Hong Kong side to qualify for knockout stage.

Spanish midfielder Raul Baena knows draw against Vissel Kobe should be enough to seal place in next phase of competition, and coach Alex Chu says his side will take a safety first approach.

Injury-time own goal from Park Young-woo hands victory to Malaysian side JDT, who win Group I. Japanese champions Kawasaki Frontale also eliminated.

Five-goal thriller keeps Kitchee in frame for place in the top regional competition’s knockout round, with a final group game to come against Vissel Kobe.

Guangzhou FC remained without a single goal in their disastrous AFC Champions League campaign on Sunday, going down 5-0 to South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai in the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru.

Japanese side Vissel Kobe secured their first victory of the AFC Champions League, with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Hong Kong’s Kitchee SC at Buriram City Stadium in Thailand.

Guangzhou’s decision to field young and inexperienced side for the 2022 AFC Champions League backfires again as Japanese champions serve up crushing defeat.

Jorn Andersen is scouting Kitchee and Lee Man as he mulls Asian Cup qualifiers squad, with Hong Kong players tasting first competitive action since he took charge last December.

Little margin for error as Hong Kong champions meet Chiangrai in Thailand on Saturday, after Shanghai Port withdrew from group J with their city under lockdown.

The Asian Football Confederation confirmed the withdrawal of Shanghai Port FC from the AFC Champions League 2022, adding that all matches involving the club will be cancelled.