Replies to Media ● Feb 25, 2015

FAS’ Reply to Media Query on Nazareno Velez


The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) gave approval for Velez’s registration as an “Assistant Coach” for ACL and AFC Cup competitions for 2015-2016. The minimum qualification for S.League and Prime League head coaches is an AFC ‘A’ Certificate.

The S.League would like to reiterate that it does recognise Velez‚Äôs credentials, but they are not deemed to be the equivalent of an AFC ‘A’ Certificate. AFC competition regulations state that an “Assistant Coach” should hold a minimum AFC ‘B’ Certificate, whereas an S.League or Prime League Head Coach requires at least an AFC ‘A’ Certificate.

Warriors FC is free to appoint Velez to their club’s coaching/technical setup, as long as it is not in the capacity of S.League or Prime League Head Coach.