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The AFC Electoral Committee on Tuesday finalised the list of candidates standing for election at the 26th AFC Ordinary Congress 2015 which will take place at the Gulf Convention Centre in Manama, Bahrain, on April 30, starting at 10am.

The AFC Congress is the Asian Football Confederation’s highest decision-making body, with all its Member Associations represented at its biannual meetings.

The main items on the agenda are the elections for key AFC and FIFA positions.

Incumbent President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa stands unopposed for a second term. The candidates for the AFC and FIFA Executive Committee positions, as confirmed by the AFC Electoral Committee are as follows:

Candidate for AFC President and FIFA Vice President ex officio (1 position)

Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain; uncontested)

Candidates for FIFA Executive Committee members (3 positions; 2 – 2015-2019; 1 – 2013-2017)

HRH Prince Abdullah Al-Haj Ibni Sultan Hj Ahmad Shah (Malaysia; Zone: ASEAN)

Dato’ Worawi Makudi (Thailand; Zone: ASEAN)

Chung Mong Gyu (Korea Republic; Zone: East)

Kohzo Tashima (Japan; Zone: East)

Saoud A. Aziz M A Al Mohannadi (Qatar; Zone: West)

HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al Ahmad Al Sabah (Kuwait; Zone: West)

HE Sayyid Khalid Hamed Hamood Al Busaidi (Oman; Zone: West)

Candidates for AFC Vice President (5 positions; one from each zone)

Winston Lee Boon Aun (Singapore; Zone: ASEAN)

Zhang Jilong (China; Zone: East)

Ali Kafashian Naeini (Iran; Zone: Central)

Saoud A. Aziz M A Al Mohannadi (Qatar; Zone: West)

Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat (Pakistan; Zone: South)

Praful Manoharbhai Patel (India; Zone: South)

Candidates for AFC Female Executive Committee Member (5 positions; one from each zone)

Moya Dodd (Australia; Zone: ASEAN)

Han Un Gyong (DPR Korea; Zone: East)

Zohra Mehri (Afghanistan; Zone: Central)

Susan R. A. Shalabi (Palestine; Zone: West)

Mahfuza Akhter (Bangladesh; Zone: South)

Candidates for AFC Executive Committee member (11 positions)

Zaw Zaw (Myanmar; Zone: ASEAN)

Viphet Sihachakr (Laos: Zone: ASEAN)

Francisco Kalbuadi Lay (Timor Leste; Zone: ASEAN)

Dr. Tran Quoc Tuan (Vietnam; Zone: ASEAN)

Mariano V. Araneta Jr. (Philippines; Zone: ASEAN)

Richard King Lai (Guam; Zone: East)

Mong Gyu Chung (Korea Republic; Zone: East)

Kohzo Tashima (Japan; Zone: East)

Sardor Rakhmatullaev (Uzbekistan; Zone: Central)

Hachem Sayed Ali Haidar (Lebanon; Zone: West)

HE Sayyid Khalid Hamed Hamood Al Busaidi (Oman; Zone: West)

HE Mohamed Khalfan Matar Saeed Al Romaithi (UAE; Zone: West)

Ahmed Eid S. Al Harbi (Saudi Arabia; Zone: West)

Warnakulasuriya Ranjith Rodrigo (Sri Lanka; Zone: South)

Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat (Pakistan; Zone: South)

Mohamed Shaweed (Maldives; Zone: South)

Ugen Tsechup (Bhutan; Zone: South)

Media representatives wishing to attend the 26th AFC Ordinary Congress are requested to apply for accreditation via the AFC Media Channel.