Lao Toyota FC is a young club formed just 2 years ago but it will be the 1st time that a team from Laos will play the AFC Cup, this is an historic moment that all Laos football fans will remember, a great milestone for Laos football too.
This is an historic moment for them as they will participate for the 1st time in an AFC Club competition, they will make their debut at home vs Ayayawady United from Myanmar who already have previous experience of participating in the competition.
Clubs from Laos didnt featured before at AFC Cup, this will be the 1st time in AFC Cup history that will see a club from the southeast asian nation perform at the competition.
The last time that a club from Laos played in AFC competition was more thn a decade ago, in 1996-97 Asia Cup Winners Cup 1st Round Electricity of Lao lose 12-1 on aggregate vs Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited Dhaka from Bangladesh. That is the only appearance from a Laotian club at any AFC club competition, now with Lao FC participation it will be the 2nd participation of a Laotian club at an AFC club competition.
Lao FC have been pooled in Group H along the current Indonesian Super League champions Persib Bandung, the current Maldivian champions New Radiant and last year Myanmar MFF Cup Champions Ayeyawady United