KUWAIT CITY, Sept 30, (KUNA): The reigning champions Kuwait’s Qadsia SC moved a step closer towards successfully defending their AFC Cup crown with a 3-1 win over Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) in the first leg of their semi-final meeting at Kuwait Sports Club Stadium on Tuesday.
Qadsia was in control from the start to the end, with JDT hardly making it out of their own half to threaten the home goal. Captain Bader Al Motawaa was the star man, setting up one and scoring from the penalty spot as the Kuwaiti club also netted through Doris Fuakuputu and Seydouba Soumah.
However, Amri Yahya claimed what could be a vital away goal eight minutes from time as JDT aim to become the first Malaysian club to reach the final of the continental club competition. The two teams will meet again in Malaysia on Oct 19, with the winner meeting either Kuwait SC or FC Istiklol in the final on Nov 1.