Asian Handball Federation

Asian Handball Federation


The Asian Handball Federation, often referred to by the acronym AHF, is the administrative and controlling body for Asian team handball. It represents the national handball associations of Asia.

Asian Handball Federation
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Abbreviation (AHF)
Formation 26th August 1974
Founder Martyr Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Founded at Tehran (Islamic Republic of Iran)
Type Sports Federation
Headquarters Kuwait City (Kuwait)
40 Members
Official language
English & Arabic
Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
Secretary General
Jenab Muhammad Shafiq
Website .orgasianhandball


As of February 5, 2008, the AHF imposed a warning and $1,000 fine each to Japan and South Korea, due to the disputes surrounding the rematch of the qualifiers for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing after AHF's controversial decision to replace referees during the original qualifying tournaments which took place in September 2007.

Office Bearers

Designation Name
President Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
1st Vice President Mr. Yoshihide Watanabe
Vice President Mr. Abdullah Ashour
Vice President Mr. Ali Reza Rahimi
Vice President Mr. Meng Wei
Secretary General Mr. Muhammad Shafiq
Executive Director Dr. Ahmed Abu Al Lail
Treasurer Mr. Bader Al-Theyab
Council Member Dr. Salman Bin Mohammed Al-Sudsiri
Council Member Mrs. Gulnara Turlykhanova
Council Member Mr. Jin Soo Kim
Council Member Mr. Sami Saeed Al-Nuaimi
Council Member Mr. Amin Al-Barwany
Council Member Mr. Sombat Kuruphan


Code Nation Federation
AFG  Afghanistan Afghanistan Handball Federation
BHR  Bahrain Bahrain Handball Association
BGD  Bangladesh Bangladesh Handball Federation
BRU  Brunei Brunei Handball Federation
CHN  China Chinese Handball Association
HKG  Hong Kong Handball Association of Hong Kong
IND  India Handball Federation of India
INA  Indonesia Indonesia Handball Federation
IRI  Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Handball Federation
IRQ  Iraq Iraq Handball Federation
JOR  Jordan Jordan Handball Federation
JPN  Japan Japan Handball Association
KAZ  Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Handball Federation
KGZ  Kyrgyzstan Kyrghystan Handball Federation
KOR  South Korea Korea Handball Federation
KSA  Saudi Arabia Saudi Handball Federation
KUW  Kuwait Kuwait Handball Association
LBN  Lebanon Lebanese Handball Federation
MAC  Macau Macau-China Handball Association
MDV  Maldives National Handball Association of Maldives
MYS  Malaysia Malaysian Handball Federation
MGL  Mongolia Mongolian Handball Federation
NEP    Nepal Nepal Handball Association
OMN  Oman Oman Handball Association
PAK  Pakistan Pakistan Handball Federation
PLE  Palestine Palestinian Handball Federation
PHI  Philippines Philippine Handball Federation
PRK  North Korea Handball Association of DPR Korea
QAT  Qatar Qatar Handball Association
SIN  Singapore Handball Federation Singapore
SRI  Sri Lanka Handball Federation of Sri Lanka
SYR  Syria Syrian Arab Handball Federation
THA  Thailand Handball Association of Thailand
TJK  Tajikistan Handball Federation of Tajikstan
TKM  Turkmenistan Handball Federation of Turkmenistan
TPE  Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Handball Association
UAE  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Handball Federation
UZB  Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Handball Federation
VIE  Vietnam Vietnam Handball Confederation
YEM  Yemen Yemen Handball Association




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External links

  • (English) (Arabic) Official website