AIFF Wins AFC Developing Member Association Award

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All India Football Federation on December 1, 2016 won the AFC Developing Member Association of the Year Award at the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Annual Awards 2016 at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

The prestigious award is given to a Member Association in recognition of its professional administration and governance as well its exceptional contribution to the development and promotion of the game at all levels within the country.


Member Associations are assessed and awarded points on various areas encompassing the association’s activities such as the organisation of courses and seminars, competitions, grassroots and youth development, women’s programmes, social responsibility and special projects.Points are also given for an MA’s hosting of AFC qualifying and finals tournaments as well as their national and club teams’ placing in AFC and FIFA competitions throughout the year


AIFF President Mr. Praful Patel collected the Award from Mr. Ali Kafashian, Vice President AFC.“I need to thank AFC for recognising our efforts. Indian Football is headed in the right direction,” Mr. Patel told www.the-aiff.com.