Pune: Pune FC begins their maiden AFC Cup campaign hosting Myanmar’s Nay Pyi Taw FC in a Round 1 encounter at the Shree Shivchhattrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi on Wednesday. The two Group H teams will be playing for the first time in Asia’s second level competition and either side hopes to kick off the campaign with a win.

Like Pune FC, the visitors also qualified for the AFC Cup after finishing runners-up in their league in the previous season. Coached by former Myanmar international Myo Hlaing Win, NPT ply the trade in the Myanmar National League (MNL) and currently occupy third place in the standings after four rounds. After losing their season opener, NPT have done well to notch three consecutive wins. “We have begun our domestic season well. We have played four games and have three wins and a loss so far and have a fully fit

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