DUSHANBE, April 20, 2009, Asia-Plus  -- Top managers of Tajikistan’s Football Federation (TFF) will take part at the 23rd Congress of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 8.

The source at TFF said that the congress would consider some key amendments proposed to the AFC Statues.  Besides, elections to the AFC executive committee and election of Asia’s representatives to FIFA’s executive committee will be held during the congress, the source said.

Tajikistan’s Football Federation joined the AFC in 1994.  

The 46 member Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Cyprus and Israel, and including Australia.

The AFC was founded on May 8, 1954 in Manila, Philippines, and is one of FIFA’s six continental confederations. (Nations with both European and Asian territory, such as Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia, are instead covered by UEFA; Armenia, Cyprus, and Israel, which lie entirely in Asia, are also UEFA members.)  The main headquarters is located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The current president is Mohammed Bin Hammam of Qatar.