Wednesday , November 29 2023

Stage set for AFC Extraordinary Congress 2023!

The members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s judicial bodies for the 2023 to 2027 term will be confirmed on Wednesday when the Confederation’s Member Associations (MAs) convene virtually for the AFC Extraordinary Congress 2023.

In accordance with Article 22(e) of the AFC Statutes – Edition 2023, the AFC Congress will elect the Chairpersons, Deputy Chairpersons and Members of the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee, the AFC Appeal Committee and the AFC Entry Control Body upon the proposal of the AFC Executive Committee.

Representatives from the AFC’s MAs will also vote on the Audited Financial Statements and Auditors’ Report for the year 2022 as well as the Budget for the financial years 2023 and 2024, which will see significant increase in investments across the AFC’s world-class competitions and breakthrough development, education, technical and refereeing programmes and tailormade initiatives for its MAs and Regional Associations (RAs).

Most notably, the groundbreaking reforms and increase in funding announced by the AFC Executive Committee at its second meeting in August 2023 directed towards the Confederation’s new three-tier club competitions from the 2024/25 season – the AFC Champions League Elite, the AFC Champions League 2 and the AFC Challenge League – will be presented to the AFC Extraordinary Congress 2023.

As with previous Congresses, the AFC President will outline the Confederation’s progress in recent months as well as the concerted efforts in the pipeline to strengthen the foundations of the Asian game for the benefit of the AFC’s MAs and RAs both on and off the pitch.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is also expected to address the Congress alongside the AFC President.

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