THE BLOG BY CPD FOOTBALL | The World of Indian football and beyond by Chris Punnakkattu Daniel

AFC statement on Bin Hammam, Zhang Jilong named acting President

AFC logo

AFC logo

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has issued a statement on the latest developments around its President Mohamed Bin Hammam and the FIFA.

Official Statement:

We, the members of the AFC Executive Committee, express our deepest concern at the latest developments within FIFA and that involves the AFC President Mohamed Bin Hammam.

We will be following the investigation as it takes its course. We hope the outcome of the investigation will be in the best interests of football in Asia and beyond.

In light of the decision taken by the FIFA Ethics Committee regarding AFC President Mohammad Bin Hammam, the AFC’s most senior Vice-President, Mr. Zhang Jilong will be the acting President.

The AFC will continue its work in promoting and further developing Asian football in the spirit of Asian unity and solidarity.