The department’s mission is to engage, protect and assist all the AFC Member Associations and cooperate with FIFA, the Confederations and other stakeholders of the game to raise the standard of football and its governance across the continent.


This department comprises two units:



The objectives, roles and responsibilities can be described as follows:

  1. To serve and strengthen our Members
    • Analyse, listen to and better understand our Members’ needs and be able to serve those needs
    • Raise the standard of football in all MAs irrespective of strength on and off the field
    • Help our Members comply with their obligations as part of the international regulatory framework, particularly in the areas of statutes and governance
    • Protect the interests of AFC Member Associations and help settle disputes amongst Members
    • Help our Members in their statutes revision process and Congresses
    • Conduct official communication with AFC Member Associations
    • Organize the General Secretary’s Induction Program
  2. To improve internal and external relations
    • Work on AFC Statutes and other Codes
    • Monitor AFC Members in FIFA and AFC Committees
    • Help prepare AFC Congresses and Confederation Meetings
    • Establish and develop working relations with FIFA, Confederations, Associations outside AFC and other international stakeholders
    • The AFC has MoUs with various stakeholders including FIFA, UEFA, Premier League and theGerman FA
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...