Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Football Management Diploma (FMD) programme, which was launched in November 2021 under the ambit of the landmark AFC Academic Centre of Excellence (ACE), continued its game-changing impact with the launch of its 2nd online edition.
Attracting a diverse range of participants from across the Continent, the FMD is aimed at strengthening the pertinent skill sets and football specific knowledge of middle, aspiring senior management and future leaders of the AFC’s Member Associations (MAs) and Regional Associations (RAs) as well as independent stakeholders.
Addressing the participants, AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John, said: “The FMD provides participants with a holistic journey that enhances not only the knowledge but just as importantly, develops leadership capabilities.
“Our participants represent the AFC’s hopes and dreams for a better, brighter future for Asian football, and I urge them to seize the opportunities presented by the FMD, leave a positive impact and inspire others to always aim for excellence.”
The FMD further underlines the AFC’s ambitions through its Mission to strengthen its MAs and RAs and has been designed together with the AFC’s academic partner Football Business Academy (FBA) to deliver an all-encompassing and in-depth programme.
Over the next 13 months, participants will engage actively in 460 hours of interactive sessions and study time covering 12 core modules comprising the Organisation of World Football, International Sports Federation, Strategic Management, Financial Management, Income Generation, Media & Communications, Event Management, Operational Management, HR Management, Child Safeguarding & Social Responsibility, Sports Law and Club Licensing.