Asian Football Confederation congratulates new FIFA President

Zurich: On behalf of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has congratulated the new FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, who won the election in the second round of balloting in Zurich on Friday.

AFC President Shaikh Salman said: “The AFC looks forward to working with the new-look FIFA and its new President Gianni Infantino in order to reform the world football governing body and to reinstate football’s credibility globally. Asia is the world’s most populous continent where football continues to develop at an impressive pace. Through its own reform process and the new AFC Vision and Mission, the AFC will play an active role in the reform process.”

He added: “In these unprecedented times world football needs unity. With the FIFA reform package having been voted through today there is now real momentum for world football to reinstate its credibility.

“The new FIFA needs to become more inclusive and reflect the diversity of world football. I trust Gianni Infantino will provide the leadership to achieve this, as well as the rest of the reforms that are now urgently needed.”

Photo: FIFA / Getty Images

Source : Asian Football Confederation Website

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