Neftchi Kochkorata sensationally secured the title in the Vysshaja Liga in Kyrgyzstan by demolishing Sher from the capital Bishkek 4-0 on Saturday (24 October).

They thereby ended the six-year reign of Dordoy-Dinamo, twice winners of the AFC Presidents Cup (and losing finalists in that tournament last month), who finished second, one point behind. It was a first ever league championship for Neftchi, who earlier had also made their maiden cup final appearance, losing that match 3-0 to Dordoy-Dinamo.