AFC announce nominations for congress in Kuala Lumpur

Thailand FA chief Worawi Makudi will be up against three Middle East nominees, while Australian Moya Dodd is uncontested for the post of AFC vice-president (Female)
The Asian Football Confederation announced on Monday the nominations for the extraordinary electoral congress, which will be held on May 2 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A press release from the AFC said that the nominations were "scrutinized" and the list of candidates sent to the Member Associations one month prior to the congress, in accordance with the AFC statutes.

The ordinary congress will convene on May 3, a day after the electoral congress, where statutory business will be carried out.

That will include the presentation of standing committees and the general secretary's reports and amendments to the statutes. 

The AFC presidency will be contested by Dato Worawi Makudi of Thailand, Doctor Hafez Ibrahim Al Medlej of Saudi Arabia, Bahraini Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa and Yousuf Al Serkal of the United Arab Emirates for a tenure of two years, until 2015.

The ASEAN Football Federation had recently announced that it will give their full support to Worawi for the upcoming congress.

The AFC is currently led by caretaker leader Zhang Jilong from China after previous president Mohamed bin Hammam resigned in December 2012 in light of a corruptions probe launched against him by Fifa's ethics committee.

Australian Moya Dodd is also set to continue in her post as AFC vice-president [female) after she was named as the sole candidate for the position.

There will be several other matters in the house as they will be deciding on their Fifa executive committee members, to be contested between Hassan Al Thawadi [Qatar] and Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa [Bahrain]. 

Han Un-gyong [North Korea], Dodd and Susan Shalabi Molano [Palestine] will also be vying for the other two available spots for the AFC executive committee members [female] - positions which will run from 2013 until 2017.