The Malaysian club face Istiklol FC, of Tajikistan, in the AFC Cup final in Dushanbe on Oct. 31 after Kuwaiti sides Al-Qadsia and Al-Kuwait were eliminated from the semifinals because of Kuwait’s FIFA suspension.
The final match afc cup 2015 JDT vs Istiklol fc from Tajikistan this 31. October 2015 8 pm malaysia time. Both team is a tough team, champion team, league super 2014 and 2015.
Istiklol will go into the final high on confidence, having won the 2015 Tajik Super Cup in addition to the Tajik League and Tajik Cup.
Coach Mubin Ergashev will be looking to Spanish striker Manuel Bleda Rodriguez and club captain Jakhongir Jalilov.
Analysis table JDT vs Istiklol fc :
As for the MSL giants, they go into battle with one of Southeast Asia’s top midfield partnerships in the form of club captain Safiq Rahim and Hariss. Along with that dynamic duo,
JDT will be sweating on the availability of former Argentina international Luciano Figueroa who is waiting for the outcome of the club’s appeal against his suspension.
He added: “A key player for us is Figueroa, if his suspension is cleared. Marcos [Antonio] and Aidil [Zafuan] have also been doing very well as a central defensive partnership so they will have a big role too.
“Safiq is a very good player and this season, he has been scoring many goals too. He likes to get involved in the game and get forward, so that makes my job to sit in midfield and cover him. The way he rallies the team is also a strong part of his game and I think he will be a very important player for us in the final.”
JDT are trying to become the first ever Southeast Asian club to win a major Asian trophy, thus stopping the West Asian dominance of the competition. Should JDT manage to achieve that, Hariss — with the help of captain marvel Safiq — will write his name in the history books as Singapore’s only AFC Cup winner.
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