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Petaling Jaya in Malaysia – The most awaited news for the Malaysia football super league because they can feature for both AFC Cup or Asian Football Confederation and ACL or Asian Football Confederation Champions League tournaments of the 2021 season. The 2020 Super League champions will be eligible right to the ACL group table, while the Super League runners-up and 2020 FA Cup victors will join the group table of the AFC Cup tournament, and the second tier football team championship of Asia. Earlier on, countries who had their squads playing within the ACL will not allow to enter and play in the AFC Cup tournament and unfortunately, Malaysia lost their berth back in 2018. JDT or Johor Darul Ta’zim were the last teams to play within the AFC Cup in 2018 and the Southern Tigers are also the only Malaysian club to win the tournament which they attained back in 2015. FAM or Football Association of Malaysia secretary-general Stuart Ramalingam acclaim AFC’s settlement to showcase more Malaysian team players to continental football. Sec. Gen. Ramalingam stated:

“This is good for our Malaysia Super League teams as they will be exposed to a higher level of football and it will be beneficial for our national team as well in the long run. We have to accept the fact that not all teams in the M-League are ready to play in the ACL, so playing in the AFC Cup will be a good platform for our teams before they move on to play in the ACL. We will meet and finalize the candidates who will qualify from the M-League to the AFC competition for 2021.”

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