The Lion City Sailors’ fixtures for the 2023/24 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) Group Stage have been confirmed, with all six matches being midweek affairs, in accordance with the AFC’s revised format. 

Aleksandar Ranković’s men will kick off their second foray into the ACL playing host to 2022-23 Thai League 1 runners-up Bangkok United on 20 September – four days after the Sailors’ final Singapore Premier League (SPL) fixture against Geylang International. 

The Sailors will then go on the road to face reigning Hong Kong champions Kitchee SC at Hong Kong Stadium two weeks later on 4 October. 

A double-header against two-time ACL champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors will follow, with an away day at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on 25 October, before the Sailors play hosts to Dan Petrescu’s side a fortnight later, on 8 November. 

The Sailors will then visit Thailand to play Bangkok at Thammasat Stadium on 29 November, before wrapping up the group stage with a home game against Kitchee on 13 December. 

All three of the Sailors’ home ACL group-stage fixtures will be played at the Jalan Besar Stadium.