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AFC Departments

MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS & REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


The department’s mission is to engage, protect and assist all the AFC Member Associations (MAs) as well as five Regional Associations (RAs) and cooperate with FIFA, the Confederations and other stakeholders of the game to raise the standard of football and its governance across the Continent.


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

i. To serve and strengthen our Member Associations and Regional Associations

  • Raise the standard of football in all Member Associations and Regional Associations irrespective of strength on and off the field

  • To ensure that the gap amongst the members of the Regional Associations narrows to make football more competitive at the Regional and Continental level.

  • Help our Member Associations and Regional Associations comply with their obligations as part of the international regulatory framework, particularly in the areas of statutes and governance

  • 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 Regional Associations and help settle disputes amongst Members

  • Help our Members Associations and Regional Associations in their statutes revision process and Congresses

  • Conduct official communication with AFC Member Associations and Regional Associations

  • Organise educational programmes for the staff of AFC Member Associations and Regional Associations


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

  • Monitor the uses of FIFA Forward and AFC Development funds by the Regional Associations

  • Assist good governance initiatives of the Member Associations and Regional Associations

  • Establish and develop working relations with FIFA, Confederations, Associations outside AFC and other international stakeholders


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