Al Busaidy in fray for FIFA executive committee post

Al Busaidy in fray for FIFA executive committee post
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Sayyid Khalid al Busaidy
Sayyid Khalid al Busaidy

Sayyid Khalid al Busaidy, the chairman of the Oman Football Association (OFA), is among seven candidates who will be contesting for three vacant Asian quota seats on the FIFA's executive committee next month.

The elections will be held at the 26th AFC Congress in Manama, Bahrain on April 30, where the main items on the agenda are the elections to key AFC and FIFA positions.

The OFA chief will take on the likes of Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) president Sheikh Ahmad al Sabah of Kuwait, Chung Mong-Gyu of South Korea, whose family owns FIFA World Cup sponsor Hyundai, and current FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi of Thailand.

The other contenders are Prince Tengku Abdullah of Malaysia, Kohzo Tashima of Japan and Saoud al Mohannadi of Qatar.

Sayyid Khalid, who is currently a member of the AFC's executive committee, is also one of 17 contestants who will be fighting for 11 AFC executive committee membership positions up for grabs.

AFC president Sheikh Salman al Khalifa is set to be re-elected unopposed and also jointly assume the FIFA vice-presidency, representing Asia.

There will be also elections for five posts for the AFC vice-presidency and for five posts for the AFC’s women executive body members.

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