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

Oct 05 2015
Dushanbe: A Club Development Licensing Workshop was held under the AFC Kick Off...
Aug 12 2015
Yangon: Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) Chief Executive Officer U Than Zaw...
Jul 30 2015
Dushanbe: A Club and League Assessment Visit under the AFC Kick Off development...
Jul 28 2015
Hanoi: The Expert Pool activity under the AFC President’s Initiative programme...
Jul 18 2015
Singapore: Representatives from the Asian Football Confederation, the English...
Mar 27 2015
Kuala Lumpur: A dedicated training workshop for integrity officers from FIFA...
Mar 06 2015
Kuala Lumpur: A FIFA/AFC Regional Seminar for National Security Officers...
Jan 15 2015
Sydney: With match-fixing impacting sport the world over, extensive measures...
Dec 03 2014
Kuala Lumpur: A three-day AFC Asian Cup 2015 Integrity Officers’ Train-the-...