Kuala Lumpur: Dempo Sports Club were handed
a humiliating 0-9 thrashing by Uzbekistan`s Nasaf FC in their
AFC Cup encounter on Thursday.
The result of yesterday`s match is Dempo`s worst ever in
all competitions, and the heaviest in the AFC Cup history.
Depleted due to the absence of two of their foreign
players, Brazilian midfielder Beto (injured) and Iranian
defender Siavash Samienia (suspended) and goalkeeper Laxmikant
Kattimani through injury, Dempo conceded as early as in the
12th minute, when Ivan Boskovic found the net.
Boskovic went on to score three more times, Artur
Gevorkyan struck twice, while Andrejs Pereplotkins, Ilkhom
Shomuradov and Shuhrat Mirholdirshaev struck a goal apiece at
the Karshi Central Stadium to seal their place in the knockout
Nasaf are on 12 points from four games, six more than
Lebanon`s Al Ansar and nine ahead of Dempo and Al Tilal
In the 2006 edition of the competition, Jordan`s Al
Wehdat thrashed Bangladesh`s Mohammedan 7-0 and Malaysian side
Kedah outclassed Hanoi ABC (Vietnam) by the same scoreline in
the 2009 edition.
Kuwait Sports Club downed India`s Churchill Brothers 7-1
in 2010 while Vietnam`s Binh Duong sidelined Kedah 8-2 in the
Round of 16 a year earlier.