Northern Mariana Islands Football Association
AFC
Founded2005
FIFA affiliationN/A
AFC affiliation2020 (Ordinary membership)
EAFF affiliation2008 (Full membership)
PresidentJerry Tan
Websitehttp://www.nmifa.com

The Northern Mariana Islands Football Association is the governing body of football in the Northern Mariana Islands. It was founded in 2005 by US-Attorney Peter Coleman.[1] The Association received full membership into the East Asian Football Federation in 2008.[2][3] The association was admitted as a provisional member of the Asian Football Confederation in July 2009.[4] On 9 December 2020 during the 30th AFC Congress, the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association (NMIFA) became the 47th full member association of the AFC.[5]

The association runs the M*League, the top level of domestic competition within the commonwealth. It operates men's, women's and youth national football teams.

See also

References

  1. ^ "North Mariana exit weakens Oceania Football Confederation". playthegame.org. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ 'EAFF grants NMIFA full membership' Archived 2012-02-14 at the Wayback Machine, Saipan Tribune, 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ North Mariana Islands FA, East Asian Football Federation, July 2009. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  4. ^ 29th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine, East Asian Football Federation, 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  5. ^ "AFC Congress approves NMIFA's membership". the-afc.com. 9 December 2020. Retrieved 9 December 2020.