Code of Conduct
ACM's Code of Conduct encapsulates all the sporting, moral and
ethical principles for which ACM has always stood and for which
it will continue to fight in the future, regardless of the influences
and pressures that may be brought to bear.
The five golden rules not only serve as a credo for ACM as the african
community soccer body, but they also reinforce the sense of fraternity
and cooperation among the members of the african community soccer
- Observe the Laws of the Game
All games need rules to guide them. Without rules, there would
be chaos. The rules of soccer are simple and easy to learn.
Make an effort to learn them, so you understand the game better.
This makes you a better player. It is just as important to understand
the spirit of the rules. They are designed to make the game fun
to play and fun to watch. By sticking to the rules, you will
enjoy the game more.
- Respect Opponents, Teammates, Referees, Officials and
Fair Play means respect. Without opponents there can be no game.
They have the same rights as you have, including the right to be
respected. Your teammates are your colleagues. You form a team
in which all members are equal. Referees are there to maintain
discipline and Fair Play. Always accept their decisions without
arguing, and help them to help you enjoy the game more. Officials
are also part of the game and must be respected accordingly. Spectators
give the game atmosphere. They want to see the game played fairly,
but must also behave fairly themselves.
- Accept Defeat with Dignity
Nobody wins all the time. You win some, you lose some. Learn to
lose graciously. Don't seek excuses for defeat. Genuine reasons
will always be self-evident. Congratulate the winners with good
grace. Don't blame the referee or anyone else. Determine to do
better next time. Good losers earn more respect than bad winners.
- Promote the Interests of soccer
soccer is the world's greatest game. But it always needs your
help to keep it as Number One. Think of soccer's interests
before your own. Think how your actions may affect the image
of the game. Talk about the positive things in the game. Encourage
other people to watch it or play it fairly. Help others to have
as much fun from soccer as you do. Be an ambassador for the
- Reject Corruption, Drugs, Racism, Violence and other
Dangers to our Sport soccer's huge popularity sometimes makes
it vulnerable to negative outside interests.
Watch out for attempts to tempt you into cheating or using drugs.
Drugs have no place in soccer or any other sport or in our society.
Say No to Drugs. Help Kick Racism out of soccer. Treat all players
and everyone else equally, regardless of their skin colour or origin.
Show that soccer does not want violence, even from your own fans.
soccer is Sport, and Sport is Peace.
This year's participating teams are: African Lions,
Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Oromiyaa.