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Salman bin Ibrahim aims for third term with AFC steering

Manama — Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman al-Harifa has confirmed that he will serve as AFC President for the third term after taking over from then-President Zhang Jilong for the first time in 2013.

“Many things have been achieved and there is much more to be done. Together, we will continue to carry out our important agenda of transforming Asian football and taking it to a higher level,” he said. rice field.

Sheikh Salman also promised Asian support for Gianni Infantino’s bid for re-election as FIFA President.

After Zep Blatter’s resignation, Infantino will take on a third role in the global governing body of football, which defeated Sheikh Salman in 2016 and became president.

“The Asian football family is forever grateful to President Infantino for his solid support and commitment to develop games on our continent,” said Sheikh Salman, a representative from Bahrain. Said in a video speech to the people.

“We were encouraged by President Infantino’s ambitious leadership not only in Asian football but also in world football during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Asian football family warmly welcomes President Infantino’s re-election bid, so we can assure him today that he will unite behind his candidate.”

Infantino received a pledge of support from Asian representatives and said, “For your trust and your commitment to continue to cooperate,” “honored and humble.”

“For me, this means a lot,” he said. “You know a very close relationship with Asia, the continent I cherish and I love and affectionately believe in. This continent has a wonderful past in football and a much bigger future. I have. “— Agency

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