STATUTES OF THE ASIAN MINIFOOTBALL CONFEDERATION
Chapter (1): Definitions
The following terms and expressions, as stated in these statutes, shall have the meanings assigned to them below, unless the context indicates otherwise:
- WMF: World Minifootball Confederation.
- AMFC: Asian Minifootball Confederation.
- CAS: Court of Arbitration for Sport.
- IOC: International Olympic Committee.
- WADA: World Anti-Doping Agency
- Member: National association affiliated to the Asia continent and accepted as member of AMFC.
- Officials: Members of executive committee, committees, coaches, referees and linesmen, other people responsible for technical, medical and administrative affairs of WMF, AMFC, local associations and clubs.
- General Assembly: the supreme body of the AMFC includes all member national associations who enjoy full membership right.
- General Secretary: the administrative body of AMFC.
- Minifootball game: the game controlled by WMF and practiced according to the laws of the game.
- Committees: the standing and ad hoc committees of AMFC.
- Absolute Majority: 50% + 1
The term natural persons applied to both sexes as the singular applies to plural and vice versa
Chapter -2: General Rules
ARTICLE (1): Name, Headquarters & Legal Form
- AMFC is a sporting regional organization includes national associations at Asia continental, where his statutes decided by the general assembly in the first term which held in 1 February 2020 in Kuala lumpur of Malaysia.
- The headquarters of the AMFC is in Riyadh, KSA.
- The logo consists of five interrelated curves in which the yellow and orange alternates represent east, west, central, north and south of the Asian continent at the end of which a soccer player kicks the ball, and the choice of the gradual yellow color for his association with the Asian continent.
- The acronym for Asian Minifootball Confederation is AMFC.
ARTICLE (2): Objectives
- The goals of the AMFC are:
- To promote, develop, organize and control the mini football in all parts of Asian continent in light of fair play and universal, educational, cultural and humanitarian values, by implementing youth and development programs.
- to organize all forms of competitions in the continent level.
- to establish rules and adopt provisions relating to its activities and to ensure that they are complied with;
- to protect the interest of its members.
- to respect the regulations, laws and decisions of the WMF, as well as the Laws of the Game and to ensure its compliance by his members and prevent any violation;
- to prevent all methods and practices likely to endanger the integrity of the competitions or matches that may offend the game of minifootball.
- Manage and supervise all competitions organized by AMFC on the continent level.
- maintain relations with the international sports authority responsible for mini football and coordinate with them in all aspects.
- Respect the regulations and laws of WADA and take necessary procedures against the use of prohibited substances in order to preserve the health of the players and the credibility of the competitions.
- Guarantee the independence of the management of mini-football in Asia, and avoid any form of political interference.
- Adhere to the fundamental principles of the Olympic Movement and commit to:
- promote peace, solidarity, fraternity and unity of football players, officials and clubs in Asia and around the world,
- Support the actions of the AMFC and non-governmental organizations in favor of youth, sport development, culture and education.
- Participate in the fight against the plagues that ravage and / or threaten the continent and humanity in collaboration with the United Nations, the Asian Union and specialized organizations
- The AMFC is committed to respecting all internationally recognized human rights.
ARTICLE (3): Neutrality and non-discrimination
- AMFC is neutral in all political and religion matters.
- to prohibit all forms of discrimination of any particular country, individual or group of persons for reasons of ethnicity, sex, disability, language, religion, politics or any other reason. Violation shall be punished by suspension or expulsion of membership.
ARTICLE (4): Encourage international relations
- to promote friendly relations between national associations, clubs, officials and players in the community for humanitarian purposes.
- Any person or organization involved in the mini football in Asia must respect at any times and without reserve ethical principal and fair play.
- The AMFC is required to provide the appropriate means to resolve any internal dispute may arise among his members.
ARTICLE (5): Laws of The Game
The AMFC and his members and any person who practice mini football must abide by the laws issued by WMF. WMF is the only body to issue and amend the laws.
ARTICLE (6): Bodies and officials
Bodies and officials of AMFC must respect the regulations, decisions and code of disciplines issued by WMF and AMFC in their all activities.
ARTICLE (7): Official Languages
- The official languages of AMFC are English and Arabic. The official documents must be written in these languages. In case of any dispute in interpretation, the English version shall prevail.
- English language is the official language of the general assembly and instant Arabic translation shall be provided.
Chapter (3): membership
ARTICLE (8): Admission, Suspension and Expulsion
- The general assembly may decide to accept, suspend membership or dismiss any member.
- Admission may be granted if the applicant meets the AMFC requirement.
- Membership ends with withdrawal or expulsion, and the loss of membership does not relieve the member from his financial liabilities towards AMFC.
ARTICLE (9): Admission, Suspension and Expulsion
- Any national association affiliated with the AMFC must submit a written request to the AMFC’s General Secretariat, and must not file the application directly to the WMF, as this is part of the AMFC role to complete the admission of its membership by submitting to WMF for approval.
- The following documents must be attached:
- A copy of a certificate of registration and copy of its laws and regulations in force legally.
- A declaration that he will always comply with the regulations, rules and decisions of the WMF and the AMFC, and ensure that its members, clubs, officials and players respect these regulations, rules and decisions.
- A declaration that he will comply with the laws of the game.
- A declaration that he will recognize the AMFC bodies including CAS.
- A declaration that he will participate in all official competitions organized by AMFC.
- A declaration that the legal form of applicant includes the authority to take decisions independently with any external party.
- A list of officials indicating those authorized to sign and their limit of powers to conclude legally binding agreements with others.
ARTICLE (10): Procedures of Membership Admission
10.1. The request for admitting membership shall be filed to the executive committee.
10.2. The executive committee shall submit to the general assembly for approval or rejection of the application.
- The new member enjoys membership rights and duties as soon as receiving his admission as member and entitled to vote and nominate immediately.
ARTICLE (11): Members Rights
- The Members of AMFC enjoy the following rights:
- Participate in the general assembly meetings of AMFC and know its agenda in advance, and be invited to those meetings at the appointed time, and exercise their voting rights.
- Submit their proposals to be added in the agenda of the general assembly.
- Nominate candidates for AMFC committees.
- Be acquainted with AMFC affairs through the official bodies of AMFC.
- Participating in sporting activities organized by AMFC.
- Exercising all their other rights stipulated in regulations and statutes of AMFC.
- Exercising of these rights is subject to other provisions of these statutes and to the regulations in force.
ARTICLE (12): Members Obligations
- The Members of AMFC must shall commit with the following obligations:
- The full compliance with regulations, laws, circulars and decisions of WMC and AFMFC in all times.
- Ensuring the election of the competent bodies with full authority to take the relevant decisions.
- Participate in any sporting activities organize by AMFC.
- Regularly pay their membership fees.
- Respect the laws of the game issued by AMFC and ensure to be included in the laws of the members.
- Adoption of an article in the internal regulations of the members where the member himself or any of its affiliated members is involved in any dispute related to the statutes, regulations, circulars and decisions of the WMC and AMFC, must be filed only to the competence of the official bodies of AMFC including the sports court (if any) and not allowed to file the case in front of the regular courts.
- Notify AMFC with any amendment in the regulations of the member or the list of officials authorized to sign and conclude binding agreements with others.
- Not to establish any relation with sporting nature with any party not recognized by WMC and AMFC including suspended or dismissed members.
- Respect the principles of fair play through setting internal regulations.
- Maintain and regularly update the records of its members.
- Strictly abide by all other obligations arise from the other regulations and laws of WMF or AMFC.
- The violation of the above-mentioned obligations by any member result in sanctions provide for in these statutes.
ARTICLE (13): Suspension
- The General Assembly has the competence to suspend a member.
- The general assembly has the right to suspend the membership of a member who is guilty of serious and/or repeated breaches of his obligations immediately. The suspension remains valid until the next general assembly unless executive committee decided to lift it during this period.
- The suspension shall be ratified by the quarter majority of the cast at the general assembly. If the vote fails to reach the required majority, the suspension is automatically lifted with immediate effect.
- The suspended member loses his membership’s rights and the disciplinary committee may impose further sanctions.
- Members not participating in sporting activities of AMFC for two years will be suspended from voting in the meetings of general assembly and their delegates shall neither be elected nor appointed unless they fulfill their obligations.
ARTICLE (14): Expulsion of a Member
- The General assembly shall dismiss the member if he:
- Fails to fulfill his financial obligations.
- Commit serious breaches of the regulations, laws, circulars or decisions of WMF and AMFC.
- In order the expulsion be approved it requires the presence of absolute majority of members entitled for voting in the general assembly in which the expulsion proposal is presented. The decision is taken by the majority of three quarter of casted votes.
ARTICLE (15): Resignation
- Any Member Association may resign from the AMFC. He must notify the General Secretariat of the AMFC one month prior his resignation
- The resignation does not exempt the member from fulfilling his financial obligations towards the AMFC.
ARTICLE (16): President and Member of Honor
- The general assembly may grant the title of honorary president or honorary member to an eminent person for services rendered to mini football. General assembly has the right to withdraw such title.
- The executive committee shall propose the candidates for such titles.
- The honorary president and the honorary member may participate, without the right to vote, in the work of the General Assembly.
Chapter (4): Organization
ARTICLE (17): Bodies of AMFC
- The general assembly is the supreme legislative body.
- The executive committee is the executive body.
- Emergency committee
- Standing and ad hoc committees have the role of advising and assisting executive committee in the exercise of its functions. Their attributions are fixed by present statutes and/or special regulations issued by executive committee.
- The general secretariat is the administrative body.
- Judicial bodies are the disciplinary committee and appeal committee.
- AMFC bodies will be elected or appointed solely by AMFC without any external effect in accordance to the procedures stipulated in these statutes.
Firstly: The General assembly
ARTICLE (18): The Definition and Formation of the General Assembly
- The general assembly is the supreme legislative body of AMFC. It composes of all member associations that paid their membership fees.
- The General Assembly may be of an ordinary or extraordinary nature.
- The president shall manage the works of general assembly in compliance with the its decisions.
- The general assembly may appoint auditors to attend its meetings without the right to discuss or vote.
- The honorary presidents or honorary members may attend the general assembly and participate in the proceedings without the right to vote.
ARTICLE (19): Delegates and Votes
- Each member association has one vote in general assembly.
- The member association is represented by two delegates as maximum in the general assembly, however, only one delegate (in case of two delegates) has the right of vote.
- Only the delegates attending the general assembly have the right to vote. Voting by proxy or letter of authorization is not allowed.
- The members of executive committee participate in the general assembly without the right of voting unless the member is a delegate of a member association.
ARTICLE (20): The Scope of Authorities
- The general assembly has the following authorities:
- Approval or amendment of statutes, laws and regulations related to the application of laws and decisions of the general assembly.
- Appoint members to review the minute of meetings and ratify the minute of the last meeting.
- Appoint auditors.
- Approval of financial statements.
- Approval of budget.
- Approval of activates report of executive committee.
- Appoint independent auditors based on the proposal of executive committee.
- Determine the membership fees and matches collection fees.
- Decide whether to grant or drop the title of honorary president or honorary member based on the proposal of executive committee.
- Election of president, vice presidents and members of executive committee.
- Admission, suspension or exclusion of a member.
- Revoke the validity of a member/s of AMFC bodies.
- Changing the headquarter of the AMFC.
- Dissolving the AMFC.
ARTICLE (21): The Legal Quorum for General Assembly
- The quorum for general assembly will be the absolute majority of the members eligible for voting.
- In the absence of a quorum, the assembly meets 24 hours from the first meeting with the same agenda.
- The presence of a quarter of members and the number must exceed five members will constitute a quorum for the second assembly. Such assembly must not decide in any item included in the agenda regarding amendment in the statutes of AMFC, exclusion of a member of AMFC bodies or expulsion of a member of AMFC or dissolving the AMFC. Deciding on these matters subject to the completion of quorum.
ARTICLE (22): Decisions of the General Assembly
- Unless otherwise specified, decisions of the general assembly shall be taken by the absolute majority of the members present and the majority shall be determined by the number of valid votes. Absent or empty ballots or other ways of objection shall not be considered when calculating the majority.
- The decision requires voting is reached by raising hands or by electronic counting methods or by any other available means. If the raising of hands does not lead to a clear majority in favor of the proposal, the vote is made by calling the names registered in the table in alphabetical order. It is possible to use secret voting upon the decision of the president or based on the proposal of the absolute majority, in this case a secret vote is taken on that proposal.
ARTICLE (23): Election of the president, vice president and the members of the executive committee
- The general assembly shall elect the president, vice president and members of the executive committee among the candidates proposed by the member associations for a term of four years and may be re-elected for further terms.
- No delegate may represent more than one Association at a time in the executive committee of AMFC including the president and the vice president. A member of the executive committee shall have the nationality of his country.
- The member associations shall provide the general secretariat with the candidates’ names whether bearing their citizenship or not within three weeks from the date of the meeting of the general assembly.
- The president shall be elected then the vice president and finally the executive committee.
- The general secretary will be appointed by the president directly.
- If the number of candidates not exceeding the required number to be elected, the president will announce the candidates by recommendation. If the number exceeds, the election shall be made by secret ballot.
- The candidate who obtains the most votes wins the elections.
- In case of tie, another election shall be made between the candidates with the highest number of votes. If the tie continues, a lottery is held to determine the winner.
- The general assembly shall appoint three auditors to follow up the election and counting of votes.
ARTICLE (24): The Ordinary General Assembly
- The Ordinary General Assembly meets imperatively once (1) a year
- The executive committee determines the place and date of the general assembly and shall notify the member associations in writing at least six weeks from the scheduled date of the meeting.
- The official invitation for convention of general assembly shall be sent one month before the date of the scheduled meeting. The agenda and executive committee report shall be attached with the invitation notice.
- Members must confirm their attendance or apologize in writing at least three weeks before the date of the General Assembly.
ARTICLE (25): Minute of Meeting of The Ordinary General Assembly
- The Secretary General sets the agenda based on the proposals of the Executive Committee and member associations. Any proposal that the member wishes to present to the General Assembly shall be sent to the General Assembly meeting no later than 45 days before GA.
- The agenda of the general assembly meeting includes the following mandatory items:
- A declaration that the general assembly meeting was convened in accordance with the AMFC’s statutes.
- Approval of minutes of meeting.
- President letter.
- Admission of membership (if any).
- Suspending or dismissing memberships (if any).
- Appointing members to review the minutes.
- Appointment of Observers / Examiners
- Approval of the minutes of the previous General Assembly meeting.
- Report of the Executive Committee on the activities (including activities since the previous General Assembly meeting).
- Presentation of the audited budget, trial balance, and statement of profit and loss.
- Approval of the financial statements.
- Approval of the budget.
- Voting on proposals to change headquarters, amend the statutes and regulations related to the application of statutes and decisions of the General Assembly.
- Discussing the proposals submitted by members associations and the Executive Committee.
- Appointing independent auditors (if any) upon the proposal of the Executive Committee.
- Dismissing the person or body (if any).
- Election of the President, Vice-President and Members of the Executive Committee (if any).
- It is permissible to add or cancel items on the agenda of the ordinary general assembly meeting, provided that two-thirds of the members present and who are entitled to vote at the meeting agree to this proposal.
- The General Assembly may not take any decisions on any matter that was not included in the agenda after its approval.
ARTICLE (26): Minute of Meeting of The Extraordinary General Assembly
- The Executive Committee may call for an extraordinary meeting of the General Assembly at any time.
- The Executive Committee calls for an extraordinary meeting of the General Assembly in cast that five members of the AMFC submit a written request to hold such meeting. The request specifies the items listed in the agenda, and the extraordinary meeting shall be held within three months of the date of receiving the request. If the meeting does not take place, the members who have applied for such convention may hold a meeting by themselves. The members – as a last resort – may request assistance from the WMF.
- Members should be notified of the venue, date and agenda of the meeting within a period of no less than fifteen days from the date of the extraordinary general assembly meeting.
- When the extraordinary general assembly meeting is convened upon the request of the executive committee, the agenda must be prepared by the executive committee. When the extraordinary general assembly is convened based on the request of the members, the agenda must include the issues raised by such members.
- The agenda of the extraordinary general assembly may not be modified.
ARTICLE (27): Change of headquarters and amendment of the statutes and regulations related to the application of the statutes and the decisions of the General Assembly
- The General Assembly is responsible for changing the headquarters and amending the statutes, as well as the regulations related to the application of the statutes and the decisions of the General Assembly.
- The member association or the executive committee must submit the proposals related to amend the statutes in writing and attached with a brief explanation to the General Secretariat. The proposal submitted by the member is valid provided that it is supported in writing by at least other five members.
- The vote on changing the headquarters and amending the statutes shall be valid in the presence of the absolute majority of the members entitled to vote.
- The proposal to change the headquarters and amend the statutes is not approved unless it is approved by three quarters of the members who are eligible to vote.
- The member or executive committee must submit any proposal to amend the regulations related to the application of the statutes and the decisions of the General Assembly to the General Secretariat in writing attached with a brief explanation.
- A proposal to amend the regulations related to the application of the system and the decisions of the General Assembly shall be approved in the presence and approval of the absolute majority of the members who are eligible to vote.
ARTICLE (28): Minutes of Meeting
The Secretary General is responsible for recording the minutes of the General Assembly. The assigned members shall audit the minutes and the final approval will be during the next General Assembly.
ARTICLE (29): Date of Enforcement of Decisions
Decisions issued by the general assembly become effective on members immediately after the end of the general meeting, unless the general assembly sets another date for the enforcement of the decision.
Secondly: executive committee
ARTICLE (30): Formation
- The Executive Committee consists of the follows:
- Vice president.
- General secretary
- Three to Five members according to the standing committees.
- A member of the Executive Committee must have a mini football activity.
- A member of the Executive Committee may not be at the same time a member of the AMFC’s judicial bodies.
ARTICLE (31): Meetings
- The Executive Committee meets at least twice a year.
- The President holds the meetings of the Executive Committee, and if two-thirds of the members of the Executive Committee request a meeting, the President must hold it within thirty days.
- The president prepares the agenda, and every member of the Executive Committee has the right to suggest items to the agenda. Such items shall be included in the agenda and sent to the General Secretariat at least fifteen days prior the date of meeting. The agenda must be sent to the members of the Executive Committee within a period of no less than seven days from the date of the meeting.
- The Secretary General participates in the meetings of the Executive Committee and his role is advisory.
- The Executive Committee has the right to invite others to attend its meetings, without having the right to vote, but may express opinions under the permission of the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE (32): Authorities of the Executive Committee
- The Executive Committee shall undertake the following:
- Taking decisions in all matters not within the scope of the responsibility of the General Assembly or that are not limited to other bodies according to the law or these statutes.
- Preparing and holding the ordinary and extraordinary general assembly meetings of the AMFC.
- Appointing of president, vice-president and members of the standing committees.
- Appointing Presidents, vice Presidents and Members of Judicial Bodies
- Taking decision to establish special ad hoc committees (if necessary) at any time.
- Preparing laws and regulations related to the organization of standing committees and special ad hoc committees.
- Proposing the independent auditors to the general assembly.
- Determine the location, dates and number of teams participating in the AMFC competitions.
- Approval of the regulations governing the internal organization of the AMFC.
- Ensuring the application of the statutes and taking all necessary measures to implement it.
- Temporary expulsion or suspension of a member of AMFC until the date of the next General Assembly meeting.
- Delegating its tasks to other bodies of the AMFC or others.
ARTICLE (33): Decisions
- The legal quorum of the Executive Committee will be with the majority of the members present.
- The decisions of the Executive Committee are taken by the absolute majority of the attending members. In the case of equal votes, the president has the weighted vote. Voting by proxy or letter is not permitted.
- Any member of the Executive Committee may withdraw from the deliberations or from taking a decision in case of the possibility of conflict of interest.
- Decisions taken must be recorded in the minutes
- The decisions taken by the Executive Committee shall become effective immediately unless the Executive Committee decides otherwise.
ARTICLE (34): Expulsion of a Person or Body
- The general assembly has the right to dismiss any person or body and the executive committee may place the expulsion of the person or body on the agenda of the general assembly meeting. The executive committee may also temporarily dismiss the person. Any member of the executive committee may submit a request to add the expulsion proposal on the agenda of the meetings of the Executive Committee or the General Assembly.
- The expulsion request must be grounded with justifications and sent to the members of the AMFC with the agenda.
- The concerned person or body is entitled to speak and defending himself.
- If the expulsion motion finds support, the General Assembly or the Executive Committee shall hold a secret ballot. Passing the motion requires the majority of two-thirds of the valid votes.
- The dismissed person or body must be temporarily relieved of his duties immediately.
ARTICLE (35): The President
- President is the legal representative of the AMFC.
- The President is primarily responsible for:
- Implementation of decisions issued by the General Assembly and the Executive Committee through the General Secretariat.
- Ensuring the effective work of the AMFC’s bodies in order to achieve the objectives as defined by these statutes.
- Supervising the work of the General Secretariat.
- Relations between the Federation and its members, the International Federation and other bodies and organizations
- Appointing and terminating the Secretary General.
- The President chairs the meetings of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee, the Emergency Committee and the committees to which he is appointed as president.
- The president has one ordinary vote in the Executive Committee, and whenever votes are equal, shall have a casting vote.
- If the president is absent or unavailable, the Senior Vice President shall deputize.
- The powers and responsibilities of the President may be defined in greater detail within the AMFC Organization Regulations.
ARTICLE (36): Representation and signature
The president is the legal representative of the AMFC, and he signs on behalf of the AMFC. The executive committee must put in place internal regulations for the joint signature of officials, especially when the president is absent from all the important work of the AMFC.
Article (37): Continued Membership
Any member of the Executive Committee, including the Chairman and Vice-President, loses his membership in his national association, has the right to complete the same position, as a member of the Executive Committee, in such case, the election of another member of the same national association is not required to replace that member.
THIRDLY: EMERGENCY COMMITTEE
Article (38): The Emergency Committee
- The committee consists of the president of the AMFC and four members chosen from the members of the executive committee upon the proposal of the president.
- The Emergency Committee shall deal with all matters requiring immediately settlement between meetings of the Executive Committee.
- The president shall convene the emergency committee meetings, and if one of the meetings cannot be held within an appropriate period of time, it is permissible to approve the decisions through other means of communication, the decisions of emergency committee shall have immediate effect. The president shall notify the executive committee immediately of the decisions passed by the emergency committee.
- The Executive Committee shall endorse the decisions passed by the Emergency Committee.
- If the President is absent, the Vice-President will act on his behalf.
Fourthly: Standing committees and special committees
Article (39): Standing Committees
- The standing committees are as follows:
- Technical Committee
- Competitions Committee
- Media and Marketing Committee
- Referees Committee
- Investment and TV broadcasting Committee
- The chairmen of the standing committees shall be members of the executive committee, and the executive committee shall appoint the members of the permanent committees upon the proposal of the president of AMFC. The chairmen, vice chairmen and members of the standing committees shall be appointed for a term of four years.
- Each chairman represents his committee and carries out its work in accordance with the regulations issued by the executive committee.
- Each chairman determines the dates of the meetings in coordination with the Secretary General and ensures the implementation of all tasks and reports to the Executive Committee.
- Each committee may submit to the Executive Committee a proposal to amend its regulations.
- The Executive Committee may – as necessary – form other standing committees.
Article (40): The Technical Committee
The technical committee shall develop the technical aspect of mini football in Asia, and consists of chairman, vice chairman and one to two members.
Article (41): Competitions Committee
The Competitions Committee is responsible for organizing competitions and setting their regulations and rules. The committee composes of chairman, vice chairman and (1-2) members.
Article (42): The Media and Marketing Committee
The Media and Marketing Committee is responsible for the matters relating to the media regarding AMFC events beside marketing them. Furthermore, marketing the AMFC’s products and maintain relations with media institutions, and follow up and develop social media channels.
Article (43): The Referees Committee
The Referees Committee is responsible for all matters related to arbitration, and arrange referees for the competitions organized by the AMFC. Appointing referees and linesmen for the Asian qualifying competitions and international championships. Supervising the implementation and interpretation of the law of the game and train and qualify referees. The committee composes of chairman and vice chairman and (1-3) members.
Article (44): The Investment and TV broadcasting Committee
The committee advises the executive committee on investment and TV broadcasting contracts, implement and develop business, sponsorship and multimedia, and everything that may increase the revenues of AMFC. The committee consists of a chairman and vice chairman and (1-3) members.
Article (45): The special and ad hoc committees
The Executive Committee may, if necessary, form committees for specific topics for a limited period of time. The Executive Committee shall appoint the chairman, Vice chairman and members. Duties and tasks are as defined in special regulations established by the Executive Committee, and the Special Committee is directly subordinate to the Executive Committee.
FIFTH: THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT
Article (46): The General Secretariat
The General Secretariat shall carry out the administrative work of the AMFC under the direction of the Secretary General. The members of the General Secretariat shall abide by the AMFC internal regulations and they must carry out their tasks in the best way.
Article (47): The Secretary General
- The Secretary General is the Chief Executive Officer of the General Secretariat.
- The Secretary General is appointed directly by the President of the AMFC and he shall have the required professional qualifications. After that, it is approved by the GA.
- The Secretary General has the following responsibilities:
- Implement decisions passed by the General Assembly and the Executive Committee in accordance with President’s directives.
- Attend the meetings of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee, the Emergency Committee, the standing and special committees without having the right to vote.
- Organize the meetings of the General Assembly, the Executive Committee and other bodies.
- Prepare the minutes of the general assembly, the executive committee, the emergency committee and the standing and special committees.
- Manage and keep the accounts of AMFC properly.
- Responsible for AMFC’s correspondence.
- Relations with members, committees, and the WMC.
- Responsible for the administration of the General Secretariat.
- Appoint and terminate the staff of General Secretariat.
- Propose the managerial staff appointment to the President.
- The Secretary General shall not be a delegate to the General Assembly or a member of any body of AMFC.
Sixthly: Judicial bodies
Article (48): The Judicial Bodies
- The Judicial Bodies of the AMFC are:
48.1.1. Disciplinary Committee
48.1.2. Appeal Committee
48.1.3. The responsibilities and functions of judicial bodies shall be stipulated in the AMFC’s disciplinary code, which must be compatible with the disciplinary code of the WMF.
48.1.4. Members of judicial bodies shall not be at the same time a member of any other body of the AMFC.
Article (49): The Disciplinary Committee
- The Discipline Committee consists of chairman and vice chairman and four members OF deemed necessary. The chairman and vice chairman shall have adequate Experience And Preferably Given Priority To Experience And legal qualifications.
- The Disciplinary Committee shall define the function of the committee. Decisions shall be approved in the presence of at least three members.
- The disciplinary committee may pronounce the sanctions described in these statutes and the AMFC disciplinary code on all members.
- These provisions are subject to the disciplinary powers of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee with regard to the suspension and expulsion of a member.
Article (50): The Appeal Committee
50.1. The Appeal Committee consists of chairman and vice chairman and four members OF deemed necessary. The chairman and vice chairman shall have adequate Experience And Preferably Given Priority To Experience And legal qualifications.
50.2. The AMFC disciplinary code shall specify the function of this committee. Decisions shall be approved in the presence of at least three members.
50.3. The Appeal Committee shall have jurisdiction to hear appeals arising from decisions of the Disciplinary Committee that are not declared final.
Article (51): Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary sanctions shall be defined by the Disciplinary Committee or the competition’s instructions.
Chapter Five: financial affairs
Article (52): The financial period
- The financial period of the AMFC shall be one (1) year commence on 1 January and end on 31 December.
- The revenues and expenses of AMFC shall be responsibly managed to achieve balance during the financial period.
- The Secretary General is responsible for drawing up the annual accounts of the AMFC.
Article (53): Revenue
- The revenues of the AMFC arise specifically from:
- Member associations’ annual fees subscription.
- Receipts generated by the AMFC’s marketing rights.
- Fines imposed by the authorized bodies.
- Other contributions and receipts in keeping the objectives pursed by the AMFC.
- Investment income generated from AMFC’s products.
- Financial support received from the Olympic Committee of the country in which the AMFC’s headquarter is located or any other party.
Article (54): Expenses
- The AMFC bears:
- Expenses stipulated in the budget.
- Other expenses approved by the General Assembly and the expenses that the Executive Committee is entitled to incur within the scope of its authority.
- All other expenses that are compatible with the objectives pursued by the AMFC.
Article (55): Independent auditors
The independent auditors appointed by the General Assembly shall audit the accounts approved by the Financial Committee in accordance with the accounting principles and submit a report thereon to the General Assembly. The auditors are appointed for a period of one (1) year and may be renewable.
Article (56): Membership Subscription
- Membership subscription is due by 1 January of each calendar year. The annual subscription of new member association shall be paid for the year in question within thirty (30) days of the close of the General Assembly at which they were admitted.
- The General Assembly shall fix the amount of annual subscription every two (2) years on the recommendation of the Executive Committee. It shall be the same for every member.
Article (57): Settlement
57.1. The AMFC may debit any member association’s account to settle claims.
57.2. The AMFC may collect an amount (levy) from the members for matches upon a decision by the General Assembly and the recommendation of the Executive Committee. Both decision and recommendation shall be passed with the approval of the absolute majority of the members present.
Article (58): The headquarters of the AMFC
- The General Assembly shall determine the country in which AMFC’s headquarter will be placed according to the following conditions:
- The AMFC shall be located in one of the member association’s country.
- The country of the AMFC’s headquarter shall provide a permanent location for the General Secretariat.
- The country of the AMFC’s headquarter shall bear all expenses related to administration and operation such as accommodation, transportation, communications and expenses incurred by the AMFC’s employees if there are no resources available to the AMFC to cover these expenses.
- The country of the AMFC’s headquarter shall provide appropriate facilities and means of communication with all members of the AMFC.
- The country of the AMFC’s headquarter shall guarantee the entry of AMFC’s staff and visitors when necessary without delay.
Chapter Six: Rights in Competitions and Events
Article (59): Competitions
The AMFC shall organize the official competitions that take place in the Asian continent.
Article (60): Rights
- The AMFC and its member associations are respectively the original owners of all of the rights emanating from competitions and other events coming under their own jurisdiction, without any restrictions as to content, time, place or law. These rights, include among other things, every kind of financial rights, audiovisual and radio recording, as well as rights of Photography, broadcasting, multimedia, marketing and promotion and incorporeal rights such as emblems and rights arising under the copyright law.
- The Executive Committee shall decide how and to what extent these rights are used and draw special regulations for this purpose. It also decides solely whether these rights will be used exclusively or jointly with others or in full with others.
Article (61): The License
The AMFC and members associations are exclusively responsible to grant licenses for the distribution of images, sound and other means of data transfer that related to mini football matches and events that fall within their competence without any restrictions on the content, time, place or technical and legal aspects.
Article (62): Commercial Revenues
- The net revenues arise from the sales of commercial rights of AMFC’s competitions shall be distributed as follows:
- AMFC: one third of the net revenue
- Organizing association: two-thirds of the net revenue
Chapter Seven: Final provisions
Article (63): Communications
The association shall oblige not to participate or make any contacts with any federation not affiliated to the WMF or regional confederation without the permission of the WMF. The members shall commit not to make contact with the continental or international confederation without the AMFC knowledge.
Article (64): Force Majeure and Unforeseen Circumstances
It is up to the Executive Committee or the Emergency Committee, if necessary, has the right to interpret the provisions of these statutes. They are entitled to decide on any matters not provided for in these statutes or in the cases of force majeure.
Article 65: Dissolution of the AMFC
- Any decision related to the dissolution of the AMFC requires the approval of three quarters of all members of the AMFC present in the general assembly meeting that is held specifically for this purpose.
- If the AMFC is dissolved, its funds shall be distributed equally among the members.
Article (66): Laws and Regulations
Everything that is not stipulated in these statutes shall be subject to the provisions of the rules, regulations, and instructions of the WMF.
Article (67): Adoption of Statutes
These statutes were adopted by the General Assembly on February 1, 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and come into force on this date.