VFF recognised as A Level member of AFC hinh anh 1Despite impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnam Football Federation still organises a full range of courses as planned. (Photo courtesy of VFF)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) said the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on June 18 officially announced the recognition of A Level membership for the VFF related to the AFC Coaching Convention.

This is good news for the VFF following its endeavours in organising football coach training courses at all levels in line with the AFC's standards. Particularly in 2020 and 2021, despite impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, the VFF has still organised a full range of courses as planned, thereby making a positive contribution to the training of human resources for Vietnamese football.

It was attributed partially to the efforts of Technical Director Yusuke Aachi, who have been proactive in making plans.

Adachi is known as one of the elite coaches of the AFC. He was appointed as a lecturer in the AFC professional football coach training course held in Vietnam for the first time in 2017. This is the highest certified coaching course in the AFC training system.

Being recognised as a A level membership of AFC, the VFF can organise its courses and grant certificates to the trained coaches. These certificates are valid throughout Asia.

After six months, depending on the ability and training programmes, the VFF can continue to apply for PRO membership from the AFC so that they can organise their own Pro-Diploma Coaching Courses – the highest level of coaching accreditation issued by the AFC./.