Bhubaneswar, Aug 26: Odisha FC will make its debut in the AFC Cup 2023-24, having earned direct qualification to the group stages of Asia's second-tier competition.
This achievement follows their 2022-23 Super Cup triumph and a subsequent successful Club play-off against Gokulam Kerala FC. The official draw for the AFC Cup Group Stage was held at the AFC House, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
Odisha FC was drawn in Group D of the south zone along with Mohun Bagan Super Giant (India), Bashundhara Kings (Bangladesh) and Maziya Sports & Recreation Club (Maldives).
Group stage matches will played on a home-and-away basis, with the group winners qualifying for the inter-zone play-off semi-finals. Odisha FC will host Mohan Bagan Super Giants in their first home game on September 19 at the Kalinga Stadium.