AFC puts focus on MAs and RAs as it strengthens governance and builds capacity

August 30 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has reiterated its commitment to proactively helping its Member Associations (MAs) and Regional Associations (RAs) develop at its 1st AFC Associations Committee meeting for the 2023 to 2027 term.

Associations committee chairperson Hachem Haidar, leading the meeting, said: “The AFC has outlined bold ambitions for Asian football and our collective aspirations to be a leading Confederation can only be achieved by strengthening our Member Associations and Regional Associations.
“Through a targeted and customised approach, we are confident that our MAs and RAs will strengthen the landscape of Asian football, both off and on the pitch.”

Part of the heightened governance process has been a statutes revision process for 43 MAs, with all five RAs also concluding the AFC says has been a “foundationally vital exercise”.

“Transparency and accountability are the hallmark of all professional sports organisations, so I am delighted that so many of our MAs and RAs have wholeheartedly embraced the statutes revision process,” said Haidar.
“This is another clear sign not only of the progress we have made together, but also the strong foundations established for Asian football to thrive in the coming years.”

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