‘A re-challenge in 4 years’ Chairman Chung Mong-gyu, will he succeed in re-entering FIFA… February 1st AFC General Assembly

Chung Mong-gyu (61), president of the Korea Football Association, failed to re-elect four years ago in the FIFA council member election. Korean soccer has lost its voice on the international stage.

Chairman Chung challenges re-entry into FIFA. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will hold its 33rd General Assembly in Manama, Bahrain on February 1 and elect a new executive board. Elections are held for the AFC President, Vice-President, Female Executive, FIFA Council Members, and AFC Executive.

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the current president (Bahrain), ran for the AFC president alone. After becoming the head of the AFC in 2013, he still has no opponent in his fourth challenge. Sheikh Salman’s fourth term as AFC president, who also serves as vice-president of FIFA, is certain.

Chairman Chung ran for the 2015 FIFA executive committee election, but was defeated. Two years later, he challenged a member of the newly reorganized FIFA Council and served for nearly two years. Chung Mong-joon, honorary president of the Korea Football Association, was elected vice-president of FIFA in 1994 and served as a member of the executive committee for 16 years until 2010.

However, his re-election failed, and the ‘dark age’ came again. Chairman Chung failed to run in the FIFA Council member election in April 2019. He also suffered from the AFC vice-presidentship. 토토사이트

Chairman Chung only ran for the FIFA Council member election this time. 7 people challenged. Including Chairman Chung, Dujaokai (China), Kelp Gojo (Japan), Mariano V. Araneta Jr. (Philippines), Sheikh Ahmad Khalifa Al Thani (Qatar), Yasser Al Miseshal (Saudi Arabia), Datuk Haji Hamiddin bin Haji Mohd Amin (Malaysia) and others ran for office.

The current FIFA Council members Duzaokai, Keshima and Mariano are seeking a second term. Chairman Chung must place in the top 5 out of 7 to succeed in re-entry.

Chairman Chung toured Asian countries at the end of the year and at the beginning of the year to appeal for his support. However, it is true that his prospects are not bright. While the interests of each country are in sharp conflict, the status of Korean football in the AFC is not directly proportional to ‘soccer skills’.

Five people, including Han Eun-kyung, vice president of the North Korean Football Association, ran for the AFC female executive committee election, which automatically serves as a member of the FIFA Council.