ONLY TWO CLUBS FROM EACH ASEAN COUNTRY TO PLAY IN ASL - AZZUDDIN

12 Jul 2013 11:19

PETALING JAYA, July 9 (Bernama) -- Countries playing in the Asean Super League (ASL) that is expected to kick off in 2015, will be allowed to field only two teams each.

Asean Football Federation (AFF) secretary-general Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad said the two clubs from countries affiliated to AFF must be approved by the AFF council to play in the league that is expected to be played over eight months.

"The ASL has already received the approval of the AFF council. We now need the support of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to ensure it kicks off as planned," Azzuddin told reporters at Wisma FAM, Kelana Jaya, here, today.

He said the proposal (to organise the ASL) was decided at the 44th Asean Ministers Meeting (AMM) in Bali, Indonesia back in 2011.

"The ASL will offer only cash prize money but we may propose that the winner of the title be given a slot to play in the Asian Champions League (ACL)," he said.

Speaking of a joint proposal by Asean countries to bid for the 2034 World Cup, Azzuddin who started as the AFF secretary-general effective July 1, said an ad-hoc committee to discuss the proposal had been formed under the leadership of AFF and FAM President Sultan Ahmad Shah.

--BERNAMA

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