Four AFC candidates secure FIFA council spots

Four AFC candidates secure FIFA council spots
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Published May 9th, 2017 - 07:51 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Bangladesh's Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, the only Asian woman to win a seat in the FIFA council
Bangladesh's Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, the only Asian woman to win a seat in the FIFA council

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has elected four representatives, including one woman, to fill out its FIFA council slots.

Bangladesh's Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, the only Asian woman to win a seat in the FIFA council, China's Zhang Jian, South Korea's Chung Mong and the Philippines' Mariano Araneta were all elected on Monday as members of the FIFA council, with a mandate that runs until 2019.

Moreover, AFC Chairman Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa congratulated the four officials, saying that he was sanguine that Asian football will reach new heights.

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