Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Sheikh Ahmad singles out 2 top contenders for FIFA president

AP Interview: FIFA powerbroker says Sheikh Salman, Infantino are top presidential candidates

Sheikh Ahmad singles out 2 top contenders for FIFA president

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Kuwaiti powerbroker playing a key role in FIFA's presidential race has singled out two men as the leading candidates to take over soccer's scandal-scarred governing body.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah says Asian soccer confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ibraham Al Khalifa and UEFA general secretary Giannni Infantino are the top contenders among the eight contenders.

Ahmad says "I believe they are the two who will have a better chance than the others at the end of this race."

Sheikh Ahmad, an influential IOC member and Olympic leader, was elected earlier this year as a FIFA executive committee member. He has been active behind the scenes -- particularly with UEFA leaders -- in securing backing for candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter.


Updated : 2021-09-17 06:44 GMT+08:00