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AFC Cup: Bashundhara Kings drawn in Group D with South Asian counterparts

The ceremonial draw of the AFC Cup 2022 was held on Monday (Jan 17) at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with 39 teams drawn in nine groups of four teams and one group with three teams.

The BPL champions Basundhara Kings are in four-team Group D along Gokulam Kerala of India, Maziya SRC of the Maldives and the winners of South Asian play-off match.

The matches will be held from May 19-24 at a central venue.

Bangladesh Federation Cup champions Dhaka Abahani Ltd will also play in the AFC Cup’ 2022 in the play-off stage of preliminary round as the 2nd Bangladesh team.

They will play the winners of Valencia of Maldives and Paro FC of Bhutan in their first preliminary round match on April 12.

Bashundhara Kings, which took part in the last AFC Cup, but failed to overcome the group stage while Dhaka Abahani Ltd reached the zonal semifinal of the AFC Cup as the first Bangladesh team.

Source: United News of Bangladesh