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
Nov 03 2015
New Delhi: A two-day AFC KICK OFF Regional Workshop 2015 for Central and South...
Oct 29 2015
New Delhi: The recently appointed Asian Football Confederation Development...
Oct 18 2015
Dubai: A series of workshops under the AFC Kick Off programme were concluded in...
Oct 16 2015
On the back of long-term collaboration between the Asian Football Confederation...
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...