Kuala Lumpur, April 6, 2019: The 29th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress concluded on Saturday with AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain) re-elected unopposed for a second four-year term (2019-2023) at the helm of a new-look AFC Executive Committee.
The full (re) election results for the 29th AFC Congress are as follows:
AFC President and FIFA Vice President:
AFC President Shaikh Salman: H.E. Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain)
H.E. Du Zhaocai (China PR) Praful Patel (India) Kohzo Tashima (Japan) Mariano V. Araneta, Jr. (Philippines) Saoud A. Aziz M A Al-Mohannadi (Qatar)
Female Member: Mahfuza Akhter Kiron (Bangladesh)
AFC Vice Presidents:
West Zone Saoud A. Aziz M A Al-Mohannadi (Qatar)
Central Zone Mehdi Taj (Islamic Republic of Iran)
South Zone Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat (Pakistan)
ASEAN Zone Zaw Zaw (Myanmar)
East Zone Ganbaatar Amgalanbaatar (Mongolia)
Female representatives on AFC Executive Committee:
West Zone Susan R. A. Alshalabi (Palestine)
South Zone Mahfuza Akhter Kiron (Bangladesh)
ASEAN Zone Kanya Keomany (Laos)
East Zone Han Un Gyong (DPR Korea)
Central Zone (To be contested at a later date)
AFC Executive Committee members:
West Zone Abed-Alkhaliq Masoud Ahmed (Iraq) Hachem Haider (Lebanon) Salem Said Salem Al Wahaibi (Oman) Dr Hamid Mohammed Ali Al-Shaibani (Yemen)
Central Zone Sayed Ali Reza Aghazada (Afghanistan)
South Zone Dasho Ugen Tsechup Dorji (Bhutan)
ASEAN Zone Chris Nikou (Australia) Dato’ Haji Hamidin Bin Haji Mohd Amin (Malaysia) Dr. Tran Quoc Tuan (Vietnam)
East Zone Fok Kai Shan Eric (Hong Kong)
Newly-elected FIFA Council member Praful Patel, addressing delegates on behalf of the AFC President who was mourning the demise of his mother, said:
“Am sure that with your continued support and solidarity, we can all take Asian football to even greater heights.
“Also am grateful for all your declarations of support and your endorsements in recent weeks.
“And to all those elected for the various roles – FIFA Council, AFC Vice President, Female representatives and AFC Executive Committee – congratulations.
“The hard work begins now. We have great foundations on which to build the future of our game in Asia, but the last four years have shown that success will only come through commitment.
“In Asia and, particularly here at the AFC, we have built a positive reputation and image in the last six years.
It has been an honour to serve as your President for the last six years and now I am looking to continue our work together.
“As I have said many times – this is Asia’s time.”
The elections for the AFC Female Executive Committee member (Central Zone), which were not contested during the 29th AFC Congress, will be held at a later date. —- AFC