Asian Championships 2009 - September 5 in KL
Thursday, August 06 2009 @ 10:19 am ACST
Contributed by: Graeme Carey
The pinnacle of the Asian Football season is the Asian Championships, this year to held in Kuala Lumpur at the Selangor Polo Club on 5th September.
The Malaysian Warriors are hosting this prestigious tournament for only the second time in commemoration of their 10th year of existence.
Teams participating include the hosts Malaysian Warriors, current title holder Dubai Heat, powerhouses Singapore, Hong Kong and Bali, as well as regular contenders Jakarta, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and the China Reds.
It is expected that the format will be two groups of five teams each playing each other once with the top two teams in each group playing off in cross-over semi-finals, with the two winners playing off in the Grand Final.
The Asian Championships get bigger each year and this year sees the second edition of a Junior Championship which will feature a significant number of Asian-born players. Teams from Jakarta (last year’s winner), Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore are expected to participate.
There will also be an Auskick session for the younger kids, as well as full catering and plenty of entertainment.
As always, it will be a huge day and all Malaysian footy followers are urged to get to the ground. Play starts at 10.00am