AFC urges for implementation of integrity officers

afcThe Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has urged member associations to appoint integrity officers to curb match fixing allegations and irregularities.

According to the AFC.com website, the Integrity Action Plan will protect the integrity of competition, promote fairplay and maintain good football governance throughout the region, which includes teams from  East, South/Central and West. World Cup hopefuls Australia, Japan, Korea Republic and Iran are four of the bodies’ 47 affiliates.

Commenting on the organization’s direction, AFC Director of MAs and Development, Sanjeevan Balasingam, said: “The main responsibilities of the Integrity Officer are to establish and maintain integrity initiatives within the MA, receive information related to match fixing matters within the MA and conduct inquiries or investigations as an administrative ‘fact finder’ in coordination with AFC and relevant national law enforcement agencies.”

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