Monday October 20, 2014

AFC General Secretary Dato’ Soosay has reiterated the football body’s commitment to the proper administration of justice as a mechanism not only to root out the bad elements but more importantly to ensure the Asian game progresses higher.

A two-day Workshop for the AFC Judicial Bodies 2013 closed in Kuala Lumpur on Friday attended by leaders and members of the AFC Disciplinary and Appeals Committees.

Speaking in his workshop closing address, Dato’ Alex said:

“The AFC is committed to the proper administration of justice not just to root out the bad elements of football but more importantly to keep up with the Asian game which is progressing well.

“Our game is becoming faster and faster and I’m happy to note that the number of disciplinary cases is consistent with the pace of our game and the sanctions given are firm with no complaints regarding our legal decisions.

“Recently also, we have co-hosted an INTERPOL conference to fight corruption and match-fixing in the beautiful game which again emphasised the AFC’s zero tolerance of this negative element and the fact that we don’t  compromise the integrity and beauty of our competitions.

“In light of this, I’d like to thank the Chairmen and members of both committees for their dedication and exemplary professional conduct. Special thanks also to FIFA Legal Counsel Benoit Pasquier and UEFA Integrity Officer Urs Kluser for their contribution to the success of the workshop and sharing of knowledge and experience.

“This workshop has been a useful and important platform that enables us to share and exchange ideas. I hope we will be able to work even closer together to achieve our common goals.”