World Football Day: A Historic UN Resolution

UN General Assembly Supports CAFA President Rustam Emomali's Initiative to Declare World Football Day. The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution proposed by the President of the Central Asian Football Association, His Excellency Rustam Emomali, to officially declare May 25 as World Football Day, as 2024 marks the 100th...

CAFA Referee Assessors Webinar 2024

On May 7, 2024, the Central Asian Football Association successfully hosted the second edition of the CAFA Referee Assessors Webinar via Zoom. This event is a cornerstone of CAFA's Refereeing Development Initiatives, aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of Referee Assessors who officiate at both domestic and international levels...

Celebrating Excellence: Recap of the CAFA U18 Women’s Championship 2024

CAFA U18 Women's Championship 2024 has left a positive mark on the landscape of women's football in the region. With a vision to foster the growth of women's football and strategically prepare teams for continental AFC competitions, CAFA orchestrated a exciting tournament from April 19th to 28th, 2024. This single...

CAFA Assistant Referees Webinar 2024: Elevating Officiating Standards Across Central Asia

On the 3rd of April, 2024, the Central Asian Football Association  took another significant step towards refining the skills and knowledge of football officials across the region by hosting the second edition of the CAFA Assistant Referees Webinar. Conducted on the Zoom platform, this initiative is part of CAFA's comprehensive...

CAFA Navruz Football Festival 2024: A Celebration of Culture, Sport, and Unity

In an extraordinary display of cultural celebration and sporting spirit, the Central Asian Football Association successfully organized the Navruz Football Festival for kids across its six member countries. From March 19 to 28, 2024, the festival lit up the hearts of over 1,250 children in 9 vibrant cities across Afghanistan,...

Central Asian Football Association Embarks on VAR Journey with FIFA’s Expertise

March 15, 2024 - The Central Asian Football Association is thrilled to announce a significant step forward in the integration of technology in football across Central Asia. On March 14-15, 2024, CAFA had the privilege of hosting Mr. Bhaveshan Moorghen the Senior Football Technology Strategy Manager from FIFA's Football Technology...

CAFA Women’s Futsal Championship 2024: A Celebration of Skill, Unity, and Sportsmanship

The CAFA Women's Futsal Championship 2024 which was conducted from 4th to 11th of February, hosted in the heart of Central Asia, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, culminated in an exhilarating showcase of talent and determination. The championship not only highlighted the growing prominence of women's futsal in the region but also served...

CAFA Referees Seminar 2024: A Step Forward Towards Higher Standards of Officiating

The Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) organized the Referees Seminar and maiden VAR course in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, from 21-23 January and 24-25 January 2024 respectively. The seminar aimed to elevate the level of refereeing in the region and further develop the professional skills of the Match Officials to be assigned...

CAFA Extraordinary Congress 2023

Dushanbe, Tajikistan — December 2, 2023: Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) has held its Extraordinary Congress meeting via video-conference, resulting in a series of updates for the organization. The Extraordinary Congress was held with participation of delegates from all six CAFA Member Associations. CAFA Senior Vice President Mr. Mohammad Yosuf...

СAFA is AFC Regional Association of the Year

Central Asian Football Association has won the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Award of the Year for the first time in its history. The award was presented to the CAFA at the AFC Annual Awards Doha 2022, in Qatar on October 31, 2023. In a grand celebration dedicated to showcasing the...