AFC to support football development in Cambodia

President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has vowed that they will provide all the required assistance to the Asean nation as they strive to take the sport to a higher level

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has pledged the organisation’s full support towards the development of football in Cambodia.

Shaikh Salman had met with Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) president General Sao Sokha a day before the inauguration of their National Training Center in Bati, Takeo Province, and vowed to provide all the necessary assistance and the know-how to bring football to the next level in Cambodia. 

“FFC is on the right track in terms of football development and the AFC will fully support FFC’s initiatives,” Shaikh Salman told General Sao Sokha.

“We will provide technical expertise in the development and professionalising the league, grassroots and youth and administration management. 

“AFC will be looking forward to support FFC in organising more educational courses in Cambodia to provide the coaches, referees and instructors the knowhow of modern methodology."

AFC will also be looking to undertake a technical assessment in collaboration with FFC to develop a long-term plan for key areas such as coaches’ education, grassroots and youth development. 

The Cambodians have also requested for AFC to conduct eight courses this year, which includes coaching, goalkeeping and conditioning courses.

AFC have recently designed a development programme called "Kick Off" to help in the management and marketing of the Cambodian domestic league.