2023 Special Awards recognise Asia’s best in youth development
Kuala Lumpur: The sterling efforts of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s Member Associations in nurturing the Continent’s future were honoured on Tuesday afternoon at the AFC Special Elite Youth Football Awards 2023.
Held at the InterContinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur during the opening of the 4th AFC Youth Conference, the ceremony crowned Japanese coaches Yoshiro Moriyama and Tomomi Miyamoto as Youth Coach of the Year (Male) and Youth Coach of the Year (Female) respectively.
AFC Elite Youth Scheme set for updated regulations in 2024
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) reaffirmed its commitment to grooming the stars of the future on Tuesday morning at the 4th AFC Youth Panel meeting for the 2022/23 term.
The key thrust will come from the implementation of updates to the AFC Elite Youth Scheme regulations in 2024, which will further improve talent identification structures and youth development standards across the Continent.
Kuala Lumpur: Head coach Shin Tae-yong believes Indonesia have a decent chance of advancing to the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ Round of 16 despite being drawn in a tough Group D.
Shin's confidence stems from his side's ability to advance to the Finals from a difficult qualifying campaign, with Indonesia producing their best in the third round to join the continent's best in Qatar 2023.
Asia’s best in youth development honoured in landmark ceremony
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) celebrated the Continent’s future stars with the first-ever AFC Youth Football Development Awards which were presented during the opening of the 3rd AFC Youth Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday.
Making history as the first Youth Coach of the Year (Male) was Abdulwahab Alharbi from Saudi Arabia, with the Youth Football League of Tajikistan winning the Youth League of the Year award and Chinese side, Shandong Luneng Taishan claiming the Youth Academy of the Year Award.
The Youth Coach of the Year (Female) will be announced during the AFC Women’s Conference in Kuala Lumpur on November 19, 2019.