September 7 – The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that all its members follow the principles of good governance.
Hachem Haidar, chairperson of the AFC Associations Committee, said the formation of the new Governance Coordination Unit will ensure stronger scrutiny of member associations and regional associations and encourage greater adherence to the statutes.
The AFC has had its members undergo a Statutes Revision process, with 41 MAs and five RAs currently either undergoing or having completed the exercise.
The AFC sent a message to members saying that it will not compromise “to uphold its core values of transparency and good governance.”
With the gradual easing of travel restrictions across the continent as the covid crisis abates, AFC representatives have attended 52 MAs’ and RAs’ Congresses since December last year, 16 of which were attended onsite.
The committee also hailed the success and importance of the AFC Member Associations and Regional Associations General Secretaries Conference 2022, which was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, last January.
The AFC praised “the Conference for its comprehensive programme, experienced line-up of high-level speakers, meticulous delivery and unrivalled platform in forging closer ties within the Asian football family.”
The Conference brought together 24 General Secretaries physically, while 17 MA and three RA General Secretaries attended online.
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