Controversial Thai football chief eyes AFC presidency

The 46-member AFC will elect a new leader on May 2, hoping to move on from nearly two years of turmoil over allegations of wrongdoing including bribery by bin Hammam. The Qatari denies the allegations.

updated: February 26, 2013 13:26 IST
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Kuala Lumpur: The controversial head of Thai football has thrown his hat into the ring for the leadership of turmoil-plagued Asian football, as a report said Bahrain's boss would also stand in coming elections.

Football Association of Thailand chief Worawi Makudi said he would seek to heal the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) if elected leader of the body, which is seeking a replacement for its scandal-hit former boss Mohamed bin Hammam.

"My main target as the AFC president would be to bring everybody together and to unite the Asian Football Confederation," Worawi, 61, said in a statement late on Monday.

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