Sheikh Salman remains AFC boss, Hamidin elected to FIFA Council

From Vikneswaran Raman

MANAMA (Bahrain), 1 February (Bernama) — The president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Sheikh Salman Ebrahim Al Khalifa, was declared president without opposition at the 33rd AFC Congress held here today. kept the job. Time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2023-2027 term of office of the 57-year-old Bahraini royal was confirmed by representatives of 46 Member Associations (MAs) here at the Gulf Convention Center, according to the Confederation’s statutes.

Shaikh Salman will also continue to serve as FIFA’s Vice-President (ex-officio).

Sheikh Salman was first elected AFC President at the Extraordinary General Assembly held here in May 2013. He was subsequently returned without opposition in his 2015 and his 2018 Congresses.

Meanwhile, Malaysian Football Association (FAM) President Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin has been named as one of five AFC representatives on the FIFA Council (male) for the 2023-2027 term of the seven corners challenge. elected at the end.

Hamidin, a former member of the AFC Executive Committee, joined Qatar’s Sheikh Hamad Khalifa AA Al Thani (40 votes), Japan’s Kozo Tajima (39 votes) and Philippines’ Mariano Areneta Jr. (34 votes) in the post. got 30 votes to win. Yasser H. Almisehal (35) from Saudi Arabia.

Incumbents Du Zhaojai of China and Mongyu Chung of South Korea missed out, receiving only 18 and 19 votes respectively.

Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah was a member of the FIFA Executive Board from 2015 to 2019 and the late Tan Sri Hamzah Abu Samah held the post of FIFA Vice-President for eight years from 1982 to 1990. rice field.

In his speech, FIFA President Gianni Infantino congratulated Sheikh Salman and the Asian Football Confederation on their tremendous development over the past few years.

He also praised Qatar’s achievements as hosts of last year’s 2022 World Cup. The competition featured a record six Asian nations, with his three Asian teams Australia, Japan and South Korea advancing to the Round of 16 for the first time.

— Bernama

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