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Asian confederation general secretary quits amid probe

Asian Football Confederation general secretary Alex Soosay quits amid probe into cover-up

Asian confederation general secretary quits amid probe

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The Asian Football Confederation says general secretary Alex Soosay has tendered his resignation with immediate effect.

The AFC issued a statement Wednesday to announce the resignation, and to thank Soosay for his 20-year career at the sport's regional governing body.

Soosay was suspended last month amid allegations that he ordered a cover-up during an investigation into the organization in 2012.

Malaysian newspaper The Malay Mail reported it had obtained a video from July 2012 which showed AFC financial director Bryan Kuan Wee Hong telling a FIFA investigator that Soosay had asked for any incriminating evidence potentially connecting him to wrongdoing under disgraced former president Mohamed bin Hamman to be concealed.

Updated : 2021-09-21 00:32 GMT+08:00