The department’s mission is to engage, protect and assist all the AFC Member Associations and cooperate with FIFA, the Confederations and other stakeholders of the game to raise the standard of football and its governance across the continent.


This department comprises two units:



The objectives, roles and responsibilities can be described as follows:

  1. To serve and strengthen our Members
    • Analyse, listen to and better understand our Members’ needs and be able to serve those needs
    • Raise the standard of football in all MAs irrespective of strength on and off the field
    • Help our Members comply with their obligations as part of the international regulatory framework, particularly in the areas of statutes and governance
    • Protect the interests of AFC Member Associations and help settle disputes amongst Members
    • Help our Members in their statutes revision process and Congresses
    • Conduct official communication with AFC Member Associations
    • Organize the General Secretary’s Induction Program
  2. To improve internal and external relations
    • Work on AFC Statutes and other Codes
    • Monitor AFC Members in FIFA and AFC Committees
    • Help prepare AFC Congresses and Confederation Meetings
    • Establish and develop working relations with FIFA, Confederations, Associations outside AFC and other international stakeholders
    • The AFC has MoUs with various stakeholders including FIFA, UEFA, Premier League and theGerman FA
Feb 23 2017
Muscat: A workshop on stadium safety and security was held under the Asian...
Feb 07 2017
Dushanbe: Football development in Afghanistan has been given a significant...
Feb 03 2017
Dhaka: A Club Licensing Workshop was recently organised for the Bangladesh...
Jan 30 2017
Colombo: Sri Lanka has launched its Online Live Streaming Platform, a project...
Jan 28 2017
Colombo: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has organised an AFC Cup Club...
Jan 27 2017
Bangkok: A Marketing Workshop was held under the AFC League Development...
Jan 20 2017
Kuala Lumpur: The first AFC Cup Club Licensing Annual Workshop concluded in...
Jan 20 2017
Kathmandu: An AFC League Development Programme (LDP) visit took place recently...
Dec 14 2016
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) concluded its Aspiring...