Asean Football Federation backs Worawi Makudi for AFC presidency

The South-east Asia football organisation throws their support behind Football Association of Thailand's chief for AFC's top post
By Khalis Rifhan

Asean Football Federation (AFF), have given their full support to nominate Dato’ Woradi Makudi of Thailand for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) presidency. 

AFC will hold an Extraordinary Congress on May 2 to vote for their next president after it was vacated by Mohamad bin Hammam and nomination has to be made by March 2.

The support for Worawi grew after the recently held AFF Council special meeting, chaired by AFF president His Royal Highness Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, who was formerly the AFC president from 1994-2002. 

Backing for Worawi does not only come from AFF but also representatives from Football Federation of Australia (FFA) who were present at the said the meeting.

“Today, we saw unity and solidarity and have decided to stand together in selecting the next Asia leader," said Sultan Ahmad, as reported by AFF’s website.

"I am sure Dato’ Worawi will do all he can within his means to bring AFC and its members forward."

Upon receiving the backing from AFF’s council, Worawi thanked them for their support.

“I am extremely honoured to be proposed and nominated by the ASEAN football family to contest for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation, I will do my upmost to serve the ASEAN family Members,” said Dato’ Worawi 

“My main target as the AFC President would be to bring everybody together and to unite the Asian Football Confederation."

At the same meeting, AFF Council pledged their support to Moya Dood from Australia who is contesting for the female Executive Committee Member of FIFA. Moya is currently the incumbent for the position of AFC Female Vice-President.