Four to contest for Asian Football Confederation presidency
KUALA LUMPUR (AP) - Thailand's Worawi Makudi will run against West Asian nominees Sheikh Salman of Bahrain, Yousef Al Serkal of the United Arab Emirates and Hafez Al Medlej of Saudi Arabia for the vacant position of president of the Asian Football Confederation.
China's Zhang Jilong, who has been acting president since Qatar's Mohamed Hammam was suspended by football's world governing body in May 2011, said over the weekend that he would not contest the post.
The election will be held on May 2 in Kuala Lumpur.
"The nominations will now be scrutinised and the list of candidates will be sent to the member associations one month prior to the Congress in accordance with the AFC statutes," the AFC said on Monday, more than 18 hours after the deadline for nominations.