I want to create the world’s most inclusive and independent football Confederation.
My vision is a fair AFC. One that works for all of its constituents.
We need a Confederation that grows the sport from the grassroots to the elite levels. A
Confederation that promotes and protects all players, regardless of gender, geography,
politics, ability or age.
A level playing field for all Member Associations. One where a fair game can be played and everyone can participate.
Football in Asia has lost direction. Whilst the continent amasses enormous wealth in trade and business, football falls further behind. The AFC has a responsibility to drive investment and help shape a brighter future for all involved with the game.
We need to modernise a failing football system by creating more opportunities to play the beautiful game.
The Players. The Coaches. The Officials.
Without them we are nothing. But we continue to fail them; not just as footballers, but as human beings.
I propose a new approach to welfare through the creation of a Football Stakeholders Committee, recognised under the AFC Statutes.
The committee will incorporate all our stakeholders into the governance structure of the Confederation and focus on key areas including:
Poor infrastructure has led to a lack of well-trained coaches, referees and skilled administrators. Asian football continues to be held back. But that can change.
I want every child to dream of playing at a FIFA World Cup.
All Member Associations need to give youth a fair chance with more opportunities to play, learn and progress – unlocking their full potential
The Asian football community remains lost and under-represented. It deserves better.
Football is the greatest leveller and the best way to unite our communities. But for far too long, the football community in Asia has been exploited and compromised.
It’s time to bring football into the 21st century…
Sport has taught me honesty and integrity, on and off the pitch. Meanwhile, the AFC stands under a dark cloud, one shrouded in politics and poor governance.
I will enhance and review the AFC Financial Assistance Programme for equality and fairness
FAIR REPRESENTATION IN FIFA
MY MANIFESTO IS UNDERPINNED BY MY VALUES. VALUES THAT HAVE BEEN INSTILLED IN ME THROUGH A LIFETIME OF SERVICE TO MY COUNTRY AND MY CONTINENT. INTEGRITY, TRANSPARENCY, FAIRNESS AND RESPECT ARE THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES BY WHICH I LIVE MY LIFE, AND THEY WILL BECOME THE BEDROCK OF MY PRESIDENCY.