The AFC MA Development Department focuses on strengthening MA administrations and providing the tools needed to grow the game at national level.

Department Objectives:

  • To provide MAs with practical tools, services and other support that enable them to run the most modern sports’ governing body possible and to develop football as the number one sport in their country.
  • To ensure that all regulations managed by the Department are correctly implemented with the relevant support of internal and external bodies to guarantee transparency and consistency, whilst always seeking to improve these regulations as required for overall development of AFC MAs.
  • To continue to take best practices for MA, league and club management and commercialisation to those that implement such activities.
  • To continuously seek more efficient internal practices to not only enable better implementation of all programmes but to also set the standard expected of football governing bodies in Asia.

The department’s mission is to identify focused and dedicated services to maximise the potential of MAs


This department comprises three units:


MA Development

Development and AFAP

Club Licensing

MA Administration Education

Jan 28 2017
Colombo: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has organised an AFC Cup Club...
Jan 27 2017
Bangkok: A Marketing Workshop was held under the AFC League Development...
Jan 20 2017
Kuala Lumpur: The first AFC Cup Club Licensing Annual Workshop concluded in...
Jan 20 2017
Kathmandu: An AFC League Development Programme (LDP) visit took place recently...
Dec 14 2016
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) concluded its Aspiring...
Dec 08 2016
Seoul: The second session of the first edition of the Asian Football...
Nov 24 2016
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has introduced a new set...
Nov 18 2016
Bishkek: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has concluded a League and Club...
Nov 10 2016
Kuala Lumpur: Club development and professionalism in the continent was further...