CAF President, Issa Hayatou, and AFC President, Shaikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, will sign the MoU of mutual co-operation on development of football between the two confederations.
The MoU which will be valid for four (4) years and open to renewal is meant to strengthen cooperation between the two confederations and provide a framework for exchanges on competitions and formation. This will be achieved through the sharing of information, experience, initiating high level competitions, conducting joint technical development programs in various fields such as: Coaching, Refereeing, Youth football, Women's football, Integrity, Administration, Marketing, Media and Innovative technologies.
There will be a press conference to be addressed by the Presidents of CAF and AFC after signing the MoU.
The Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) is an international non-governmental organization and the football governing body in Africa. It is currently running 11 competitions amongst which the African Cup of Nations (CAN) and the African Nations Championship (CHAN). CAF was founded in 1957. It has a membership of 54 National Associations. The headquarters is located in Cairo, Egypt. For more information: www.cafonline.com
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body for football in Asia. AFC has 47 member countries and was formed in May 1954 in Manila in the Philippines. AFC runs 13 competitions including the AFC U23 Championship – a qualification event for the Olympic Games in Ro de Janeiro this summer – which is taking place in Doha, Qatar at the moment. The headquarters are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
For more information: www.the-afc.com