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Sheik Salman re-elected unopposed to lead Asian football

Sheik Salman of Bahrain re-elected unopposed to lead Asian football, takes FIFA VP position

Sheik Salman re-elected unopposed to lead Asian football

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Sheik Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has been re-elected as president of the Asian Football Confederation.

Sheik Salman, who ran unopposed, also gets the FIFA vice presidency allocated to Asia. Both positions have a four-year mandate.

The FIFA title was held by Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan since an election in 2011. The AFC changed its statutes last year to give it automatically to the president.

Prince Ali chose not to challenge Sheik Salman, nor seek a FIFA executive committee seat. Instead, he is a candidate in the FIFA presidential election on May 29.

Sheik Salman has led the 47-member AFC since 2013, when he was elected to take over for Mohamed bin Hammam of Qatar. FIFA expelled Bin Hammam for alleged mismanagement of AFC finances.


Updated : 2021-09-17 03:48 GMT+08:00