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
May 20 2014
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Governance Reform Task Force held its first plenary...
Nov 21 2013
Kuala Lumpur: AFC reached another milestone in its fight against match-fixing...
Nov 21 2013
Hagåtña: Guam Football Association has become the beneficiary of the first...
Nov 15 2013
Kuala Lumpur: Coordinated cooperation was agreed upon as an important...
Nov 13 2013
Kuala Lumpur: AFC and German Football Association (DFB) had a brainstorming...
Sep 05 2013
Zurich: Six AFC Members Associations are among 27 recipients of new Goal...
Jul 23 2013
Zurich: A number of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations...
Apr 02 2013
Manila: The Philippine Football Federation has appointed Edwin B. Gastanes as...
Mar 12 2013
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Vision Asia Committee has approved the application of...