Bengaluru face Tampines Rovers in AFC Cup quarters

Kuala Lumpur, June 9 (IANS) I-League champions Bengaluru FC will be up against Tampines Rovers FC in the quarter-finals of the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup, the draws of which took place here on Thursday.

The first of the two-legged tie will take place at the Kanteerava Stadium on September 14, after which Bengaluru travel to the Singapore National Stadium for the return leg on September 21.

Bengaluru put a slow start behind them to finish Group H in second place behind defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim.

They won 3-2 against Kitchee SC at the Mong Kok Stadium, in Hong Kong, to enter the quarter-finals for the first time in the club’s history.

“We’ve done well to reach this stage of the AFC Cup and are looking to go one better when we face Tampines Rovers in the quarterfinals. Every team has reached the last eight by playing well and we’re looking to put on a good performance in front of our fans, who I’m sure will be vocal as always,” said club captain Sunil Chhetri in a release.

South China AA will take on holders Johor Darul Ta’zim in the other East Zone quarter-final while Air Force Club face Al Jaish and Al Ahed FC go up against Al Muharraq in the West Zone quarter-final.

–IANS

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