Taipower are champions of Chinese Taipei: 2008 Chinese Taipei Intercity League Finals
On the 22nd the final round of the 2008 Chinese Taipei Intercity League Finals were held to decide Chinese Taipei’s number one team with Taipower eventually crowned champions.
The league finals, played between the four highest finishers in the Chinese Taipei league, saw Taipower, Chia Cheng Hsin, Tainan County and Taipei City battling it out for the title. After 2 matches Taipower had 1 win, 1 loss and next played Chia Cheng Hsin who were on 2 wins from 2 matches. The score was 0-0 in the 54th minute when MF PAN Kuao Kai picked the ball up on the right and took it in to the penalty area before trying a lob shot. This turned out to be the winning goal with Taipower running out winners 1-0.
In the other match Tainan County who were on 1 win 1 loss clashed with Taipei City who had 2 losses. In the 10th minute Tainan County opened the scoring but Taipei City managed an equalizer to draw the match 1-1.
Because of that Taipower and Chia Cheng Hsin ended up level on 2 wins, 1 loss but Taipower was awarded the title since they had won the two teams head-to-head match. Champions, Taipower, have now earned qualification for the AFC President’s Cup 2009. The tournament MVP was also the golden boot, scoring 12 goals, Chinese Taipei national team MF CHEN Po Liang (Chia Cheng Hsin).
The final standings of the 2008 Chinese Taipei Intercity League Finals are as below:
2.Chia Cheng Hsin