The South Asian Football Federation Championship has been brought forward by two weeks to facilitate some clubs of the region to participate in AFC tournaments, said the officials.
The 10th edition of the tournament will now be held in Kathmandu in the first week of September instead of the earlier scheduled date of September 20.‘We have decided to start the SAFF Championship in early September instead
of the third week to avoid some schedule-clash,’ SAFF president Kazi Salahuddin told reporters in Dhaka on Sunday.
It was learnt that New Radiant Club of the Maldives and East Bengal Club of India will play in the AFC Cup from September 17-24, while one team each from Pakistan and Nepal will play in the final round AFC President’s Cup in September 23-29.
The decision was taken at a SAFF meeting in Dhaka attended by its president Kazi Salahuddin and general secretary Alberto Colaso at a city hotel on Saturday.
-With New Age input