The AFC MA Development Department focuses on strengthening MA administrations and providing the tools needed to grow the game at national level.

Department Objectives:

  • To provide MAs with practical tools, services and other support that enable them to run the most modern sports’ governing body possible and to develop football as the number one sport in their country.
  • To ensure that all regulations managed by the Department are correctly implemented with the relevant support of internal and external bodies to guarantee transparency and consistency, whilst always seeking to improve these regulations as required for overall development of AFC MAs.
  • To continue to take best practices for MA, league and club management and commercialisation to those that implement such activities.
  • To continuously seek more efficient internal practices to not only enable better implementation of all programmes but to also set the standard expected of football governing bodies in Asia.

The department’s mission is to identify focused and dedicated services to maximise the potential of MAs


This department comprises three units:


MA Development

Development and AFAP

Club Licensing

MA Administration Education

Aug 19 2016
Ashgabat: A Matchday Organisation Seminar was recently held in Turkmenistan...
Aug 17 2016
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and ASEANAPOL met at the...
Aug 12 2016
Dushanbe: Security officers from clubs in the Tajik League and from the...
Aug 11 2016
Dushanbe: Representatives from clubs playing in the Tajik League participated...
Aug 05 2016
Male: A Club Licensing Workshop for all Maldives Premier League and second...
Jul 28 2016
The Media Management and Marketing workshop continued in Bhutan on Thursday as...
Jul 27 2016
Thimphu: Some 40 representatives from the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF),...
Jul 20 2016
Dushanbe: A three-day Sports Medicine Workshop has been held under the Asian...
Jul 20 2016
Tokyo: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) commenced the inaugural session...