The PNG Muruks, Singapore Wombats, Thailand Tigers and the AFL Pakistan Markhors are the toast of Asian football after deservedly taking home their respective division’s silverware on the weekend!
The PNG Muruks became back to back Austhai Geophysical Division 1 Champions after a tightly fought battle against the highly respected AFL Indonesia Volcanoes by three points. The Muruks frightening class and mosquito-fleet speed was on display and they were able to add enough scoreboard pressure when it mattered. To their credit, the Volcanoes went down fighting and can be proud of their efforts after defeating the Muruks by 10 points in their opening match.
The back-to-back Muruks are all smiles.
The Singapore Wombettes achieved the ultimate glory of women’s football in Asia by taking out the Thai Expat Club’s Women’s Division after defeating the Malaysian Warrior Women by seven points. The Wombettes went undefeated throughout their impressive campaign and thoroughly deserved to hoist their first-ever AFLW trophy in just their second attempt at this level and are a powerhouse in the making.
The victorious Wombettes celebrating their first-ever title!
A highly motivated and focused Thailand Tigers were in the zone mode as they triumphantly took out the APRIL International Division 2 after dismantling the HK Dragons by 21 points. The home side Thaigers ran the gauntlet and in doing so knocked up an impressive 5-0 undefeated tournament record. The celebrations will be long lived in Bangkok and beyond and rightly so as the Thaigers are fittingly celebrating their 25th year anniversary.
The Tigers celebrating their Div 2 crown on home soil!
The biggest storyline to come out of this year’s Asian Champs was the Pakistan Markhors as they took out the Aussie Divers Phuket – PADI Asia Pacific Division 3 title. With every neutral supporter eagerly following the highly spirited Pakistani outfit, they single-handedly demolished the loaded Lao Elephants in a heavily inspired performance by 23 points. The Pakistan Markhors ‘Mighty Ducks’ storyline will go down in Asian footy folklore forever.
A story for the ages – the mighty Markhors!