Football

Published: Wednesday May 7, 2014 MYT 8:20:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday May 7, 2014 MYT 8:21:42 PM

RM325k up for grabs in Asian Champions Trophy

PETALING JAYA: The winning team of the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy football tournament will win a whopping US$100,000 (RM325,000) prize money.

Kicking off on May 17, the 12-team tournament for the Under-16 age group is organised by Frenz United Football Club (FUFC) in collaboration with the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The four-month long competition will be played in a two-group home-and-away format.

Malaysia have two teams in the fray – Frenz United A and B.

The teams in Group A are Home United FC (Singapore), PFV Vietnam, India Under-16, Frenz United Indonesia, Frenz United A (Malaysia) and Timor Leste Under-16.

In Group B are Chonburi FC (Thailand), Frenz United B (Malaysia), Lao Toyota (Laos), Mandalay United FC (Myanmar), Phnom Penh Crown FC (Cambodia) and PFA Guangdong (China).

The semi-finals are scheduled for Aug 9 and 16, while the final will be held over two legs on Aug 23 and 30.

FUFC president Datuk Noor Ihsan Hamid said the tournament is a good platform for teams to develop their junior players.

“Frenz United FC have a vision to develop our players at the junior level and the Asian Champions Trophy provides the right exposure for that. We hope with this effort, they will go on to represent their respective countries,” he added.

He stressed that all home matches involving Malaysian teams will be played at Stadium Frenz in Janda Baik, Pahang.

The teams

Group A: Home United FC (Singapore), PFV Vietnam, India Under-16, Frenz United Indonesia, Frenz United A (Malaysia), Timor Leste Under-16.

Group B: Chonburi FC (Thailand), Frenz United B (Malaysia), Lao Toyota (Laos), Mandalay United FC (Myanmar), Phnom Penh Crown FC (Cambodia), PFA Guangdong (China).

Tags / Keywords: football, Asian Champions Trophy, Frenz United, FAM, Football Association of Malaysia

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