Kuala Lumpur City’s Zhafri is understandably thrilled ahead of the City Boys’ AFC Cup ASEAN Zone semi-final encounter against Vietnam’s Viettel FC tonight at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.


In an audio message to The Voice of The City Boys, last season’s Man of The Match in the Malaysia Cup final success against Johor DT, could not contain his excitement in the Red & White’s first appearance at the knock-out stage of an Asian level competition since 1994’s Asian Cup Winners Cup East Asia Zone Quarter-Final loss against Thailand’s Telephone Organisation.


“I am so excited, and I cannot wait to play the match tomorrow, especially if Coach Bojan gives me the heads up. What is more important is that we get through to the next round.”


Zhafri who started both matches during the group stage qualification against PSM Makassar and Tampines Rovers, is relishing every moment here in Saigon and hopes for this journey to continue further to the zonal final.


“It is an experience to be playing in this stage, and what is more important than that, we will give our very best in this stage and qualify for the next round,” said Zhafri. 


The AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal Semi-final between Viettel and Kuala Lumpur City is on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 6.00pm local time (1900hrs Malaysian timr), at the Thong Nhat Stadium, District 10, Saigon.


Tickets for the AFC Cup match against Viettel is available at the venue (physical purchase only).


For our City Boys back home in Malaysia, please tune in to Astro Arena 2, to catch the match live.