November 16 – Cambodia’s Major General Khiev Sameth (pictured) has been re-elected as president of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) at its 8th Congress in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Elected unopposed, Sameth’s new four-year term will take him through to 2026.
The AFF council includes the national football associations of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
As well as Sameth, the AFF also re-elected its Vice-Presidents; Pengiran Matusin bin Pengiran Matasan of Brunei, Maaike Ira Puspita of Indonesia and Hon. Francisco Martins da Costa Pereira Jeronimo of Timor Leste.
Gratitude was also expressed to ASEAN members’ representatives Chris Nikou (Australia), Viphet Sihachakr (Laos), Datuk Haji Hamidin bin Haji Mohd Amin (Malaysia), Ko Ko Thein (Myanmar), Thanasak Suraprasert (Thailand), in addition to AFF Female Council member Teo Chwee Lian Julie of Singapore.
A Saudi delegation led by President of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) Yasser Al Misehal andaccompanied by General Secretary Ibrahim Al Kassim attended the congress and took part in a series of meetings as part of the Saudi Arabian Football Transformation Strategy’s Global Prominence pillar aiming to grow Saudi Arabia’s positive influence on the continental and international football stage.
Al Misehal praised the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC) and its President General Sao Sokha for their hospitality and commended “the passion and drive of the ASEAN football family to develop football across the region”.
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