AFC President

AFC President and Japan FA President discuss plans to develop Asian football

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Manama: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa met with Japan FA President Mr Kozo Tashima in Bahrain to outline the plans for the future development of Asian football.

Shaikh Salman welcomed Mr Tashima, hailing the role of Japan FA in developing the game and the key position of Japanese football in Asia. The AFC President also congratulated Japan on their recent achievements - including reaching the final of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in the United Arab Emirates.

The AFC President also detailed the Confederation's plans to develop the game at all levels - explaining that the coordination and co-operation between AFC and the Member Associations is the main tool to deliver these ambitions.

 Mr Tashima stressed that the Japan FA will continue to support Shaikh Salman in his mission to lead Asian football to an even brighter future.