FFT receives B Level Membership in the AFC Coaching Convention
Kuala Lumpur: The Football Federation of Turkmenistan (FFT) has been awarded with the B Level membership in the AFC Coaching Convention for their efforts to raise the standards of coach education.
Led by renowned instructor Rovshen Muhadov, a former Turkmenistan national team player and head coach, the theory and practical sessions were held over two modules in November and December, 2021. He was supported by assistant instructors Dovlet Annayev and Eziz Annamuhamedov.
Gianni Infantino praises the success of Asian football
Manama: Gianni Infantino praised the success of Asian football during the 32nd Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress, where he received wholehearted support for his candidacy in next year’s FIFA Presidential election.
Emphasising his close working relationship with AFC President and FIFA Senior Vice-President Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, the FIFA President pledged to keep working “side by side” with the AFC and said that continuity would bring even greater results, ahead of a most important year for football in Asia, with the FIFA World Cup™ kicking off in Qatar in just over 6 months from now.
AFC President praises Asian football family for spearheading road to recovery
Manama: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa reiterated his praise towards the AFC’s Member Associations (MAs) and Regional Associations (RAs) for their commitment in charting the AFC’s steadfast and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic at the 32nd AFC Congress held virtually today.
The AFC President said: “As we take a moment to reflect, it is clear that the AFC, our members and our Regional Associations are well on the road to recovery.
AFC Grassroots Football Day 2022 set for fun-filled celebrations
Kuala Lumpur: A total of 41 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations (MAs) have pledged to join the AFC Grassroots Football Day 2022 to bring smiles and cheers through the unifying force of football.
Over 31,000 participants of all ages, backgrounds and abilities from across Asia are expected to join the annual football festival, ranging from small-sided games, virtual conferences and webinars organised by the AFC MAs.
Two new development programmes launched to strengthen AFC MAs
Dushanbe: Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, today announced two new development programmes, which are tailormade and aimed at further strengthening the capacity of the AFC’s Member Associations (MAs) in growing the game more systematically across the Continent.
Chairing the 10th AFC Executive Committee meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the first-ever to be held in the Central Asian nation, the AFC President commenced the proceedings by extending his gratitude to the Tajikistan Football Federation for their warm welcome and hospitality.
Grassroots advocates share best practices in special online session
Kuala Lumpur: Grassroots practitioners in Asia joined the latest AFC Grassroots Special Online Session 2022 titled ‘The Priorities’ which was an avenue for Member Associations (MAs) to share and discuss best practices.
Attended by over 110 participants from 44 MAs, the session opened by sharing the objectives and mission of grassroots football in Asia.
Pioneering women’s officials hope historic achievement will be the first of many for female AFC referees
Pathum Thani: Having made history as the first female referee to take charge of an AFC Champions League™ match, Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita sees a future where such achievements are a regular occurrence throughout Asian and world football.
Thursday’s Group G match between Melbourne City FC and Jeonnam Dragons took on extra significance with Yamashita, along with Assistant Referees Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi, becoming the first all-female trio of match officials to oversee the highest level of Asian men’s club football, having made similar history in an AFC Cup™ fixture in 2019.
Coach educators benefit from latest virtual session
Kuala Lumpur: At least 140 participants joined the latest AFC Coach Education Special Online Session to discuss topics related to coach education while receiving updates on the AFC Coaching Convention and the A-Youth Diploma.
Participants from 41 Member Associations (MAs) also listened to interviews with former Danish FA Head of Coach Education, Peter Rudbaek and AFC Principal Coaching Consultant Wim Koevermans.