English | Dzongkha Saturday, April 20, 2019

President of BFF elected as the executive committee member of AFC

Passang Dorji, Thimphu
Apr 9, 2019

The president of Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), Ugen Tsechup Dorji, becomes the first Bhutanese to be elected as the executive committee member of Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The AFC is the governing body of Asian football and one of the six Confederations making up FIFA.

Following the recent election conducted during the 29th AFC Congress Kuala Lumpur 2019, the BFF’s president was elected as the AFC executive committee member on a four-year term.

This important milestone in Bhutanese football history is expected to further develop the sport in the country.

“For nine years, I have been passionate about football and developing football in Bhutan. But now I have got the platform to voice this passion in the AFC as an executive committee member,” Ugen Tsechup Dorji, the President of BFF, said.

He added as an executive committee member, it will also provide him with an opportunity to help the smaller Asian nations to develop football in their respective regions.

“I would be able to coordinate with the smaller countries into letting them know what the opportunities are. I could also voice their concerns and their requests to the AFC management. So I feel that the role I will play would, of course, be much more beyond just Bhutan football.”

The AFC Executive Committee is responsible for implementing the AFC’s statutes, the decisions of the AFC Congress, as well as ratifying decisions made by AFC’s Standing Committees.

Today, AFC comprises of a President and 24 elected members from the 47 Member Associations.

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