Yangon: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Vice President and President of the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) Zaw Zaw on Friday launched FIFA’s Football for Schools project in Myanmar at the Yangon Football Academy attended by State Counsellor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
To support this venture, President Zaw Zaw, Chairman of the AFC Social Responsibility Committee, also announced that he has donated a further 10,000 footballs towards this initiative.
'Power of Heroes' inspires young players in China PR
Changsha: The Chinese Football Association (CFA), with the support of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), staged the annual CFA Dream China Social Responsibilities Initiatives programme in Changsha and harnessed the ‘power of heroes’ to inspire young players.
The three-day programme was the culmination of a month long event which involved over 5,300 children and provided the opportunity for teams from across the Hunan province, including the remote mountain area of Zhangjiajie, to meet the stars of Chinese football.
Palestine football gives a Red Card to violence against women
Palestine: The Palestine Football Association (PFA), supported by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), launched a campaign to publicise the importance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at the Martyr Faisal Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, Palestine.
The campaign is an initiative to end violence against women in Palestine - both on and off the field - by bringing together teams from both Beit Sahour and Al-Diar for the final round of the PFA’s Women's Cup League.
AFC President pledges more support for those in need in Asia
Kuala Lumpur: Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, pledged that the AFC will continue to use the power of football to benefit communities in need across Asia in the coming years.
Speaking at the first meeting of the AFC’s Social Responsibility (SR) Committee for the cycle 2019-2023 – chaired by AFC Vice President Zaw Zaw – Shaikh Salman said: “Unfortunately, there are many people in Asia who are living in difficult circumstances.
“The AFC believes that football can not only be a sport, but also a force to bring good and hope to so many people. We have carried out a lot of projects so far – many providing humanitarian aid – but we can still do more.
“Through the AFC Dream Asia Foundation, we know that football can make a difference and bring a positive change to people across the Continent."