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AFC – Malaysia

An introductory seminar for AFC match commissioners under AFC’s “Project Future” was recently held at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with a total of 26 participants from all over Asia in attendance. The course instructors were Carlo Nohra (AFC), Munem Fakhoury (Jordan) and R. Subramaniam (Malaysia). In his message to the participants, AFC General Secretary Dato’ Paul Mony Samuel said: “All of you are young and you can choose your future. But you are the AFC’s future.” The course included theoretical sessions, administration training, group discussions and presentations as well as an English language test. Launched in 2007, “Project Future” will run for a period of two years, during which time the AFC will organise courses and activities and monitor the progress of the selected participants.
“Project Future” actually kicked off in October with a total of 71 participants from all over Asia attending a ten-day seminar in Kuala Lumpur. The course instructors were Steve Rutter, Richard Horner, Ian Blanchard and Steve Swallow (all from The Football Association). In his message to the participants, AFC President Mohamed bin Hammam said: “Now we are putting together the future of Asian football. These course participants are going to be our hope for the future.” The course included both practical and theoretical sessions as well as group work.