Kitchee’s hopes of playing in this year’s AFC Cup are over after the Asian Football Confederation chose to cancel the regional competitors due to the fact that of the coronavirus pandemic.

The AFC had hoped to restart its long-delayed Cup competition in October with matches in 4 host nations, but following its executive committee meeting on Thursday, it decided to stop those strategies in what it stated were “hard times” for football.

Kitchee were set to play AFC Cup video games versus groups from Macao and Taiwan next month. The club had likewise signed the Hong Kong striker Godfred Karikari in February to increase their chances in the competitors. They will now concentrate on the Hong Kong Premier League which resumes next weekend.

The AFC also stated some matches in the Champions League – which resumes next week in Qatar – would be further delayed.

The December 5th Champions League last has actually been pressed back to December 19th.