AFC Champions League: Chennai City pitted against Bahrain’s Al Riffa SC in preliminary round

January 14, 2020

FootballI-League champions

  • Chennai City FC will face Al Riffa SC of Bahrain in a preliminary round match of the AFC Champions League in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.
  • The Coimbatore-based Chennai City will be making their first foray in the preliminary stage of the elite club competition of the continent by virtue of winning the I-League last season, in which Spanish hitman Manzi scored 21 goals to emerge as the top scorer of the competition.
  • Al Riffa are one of the most successful clubs in Bahrain, having won the domestic top league 12 times. They have played in the AFC Champions League group stage twice earlier – in 1989 and 2004. They have made four appearances in the AFC Cup – Asia’s second tier club competition – with a semi-final appearance in 2010 being their best.

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