Six-time Bangladesh Premier League champions Abahani will face Eagles Club of Maldives in the Preliminary Round 2 of the AFC Cup after the Maldivian outfit handed a 2-0 defeat to Thimphu City of Bhutan in a Preliminary Round 1 match in Male yesterday.
Abahani are supposed to host Eagles Club in Dhaka on April 14 even though the fate of that match hangs in the balance due to the nationwide lockdown imposed from Monday. If that match takes place and Abahani win, they will play in the playoff round against the winners of the match between Bengaluru FC Nepal Army, the latter beating Sri Lankan Police yesterday.
"We have already informed the AFC about the government's decision of lockdown which necessitates foreigners to follow a 14-day quarantine period. Abahani also sent a letter to the AFC informing of their inability to host their opponents during the lockdown. We are still waiting for a reply from the AFC," said BFF competition manager Zaber Bin Taher Ansari.