The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has introduced a new AFC integrity mobile application for reporting suspicious activities regarding match-fixing or corruption.
The new mobile application, implemented in collaboration with Sportradar, is part of the AFC’s efforts to expand the fight against match-fixing.
“The survival of all sports, not just football, depends significantly on our ability to preserve and protect the values of fair play and honesty,” AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said.
“Under the banner of One Asia, One Goal, the AFC has reinforced the importance to safeguard the integrity and uphold the highest professional standards in all our competitions.
“Digital media and technologies have redefined how people communicate. This new mobile app will enhance our detection abilities and our intelligence network which will further strengthen our pursuit to combat match-fixing.”
The new application will also strengthen the AFC’s 360-degree approach on match-manipulation through the implementation of measures aimed at preventing, detecting and responding to match-fixing.
Speaking about the partnership, Andreas Krannich, Sportradar’s managing director integrity services added: “We first signed with the AFC back in 2013 and I am delighted to see our partnership continuing to evolve year on year.
“We have monitored, we have detected, we have investigated, built and resolved cases side by side. This latest development – this new app – showcases our own commitment to technologically-driven developments to protect football’s integrity and it underlines the AFC’s forward-thinking stance to empowering its fans and stakeholders”.