Three teams from Turkmenistan (Ahal, Altyn Asyr, Merv) are participating in the matches under the banner of the Asian Football Confederation.
The champions of Turkmenistan – Ahal play in the AFC Champions League, and Altyn Asyr and Merv, who took prizes in the national championships, defend the sporting honour of our country in the AFC Cup.
The rivals of the Turkmen footballers played the matches in the national championships.
Ahal’s rivals – Al-Fayha lost to Al-Shabab at home. Moroccan legionnaire Romain Saiss from the guests’ team scored a goal in the 52nd minute and brought Al-Shabab their first win in the championships.
Abysh Ata hosted Alay, one of their main rivals for gold medals and lost 1:2.
Ravshan, who ranks second in the Tajikistan championships with, beat Kuktosh away 2:0.