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

Sep 01 2014
Colombo: A FIFA/AFC Regional Member Associations and Development Seminar kicked...
Aug 29 2014
Kuala Lumpur: Two FIFA/AFC Member Associations and Development Seminars are set...
Jul 24 2014
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC has released a mini booklet as its latest tool in the...
Jun 17 2014
Kuala Lumpur: AFC President Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has expressed...
May 26 2014
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC has requested all its Member Associations to appoint an...
May 20 2014
Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Governance Reform Task Force held its first plenary...
Nov 21 2013
Kuala Lumpur: AFC reached another milestone in its fight against match-fixing...
Nov 21 2013
Hagåtña: Guam Football Association has become the beneficiary of the first...
Nov 15 2013
Kuala Lumpur: Coordinated cooperation was agreed upon as an important...