2013-3-5 | NEWSPAPER EDITION
THAILAND'S Worawi Makudi will run against West Asian nominees Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain, Yousef al-Serkal of the United Arab Emirates and Hafez al-Medlej of Saudi Arabia for the vacant position as president of the Asian Football Confederation.
The AFC confirmed the four nominees yesterday. China's Zhang Jilong, who has been acting president since Qatar's Mohamed bin Hammam was suspended by football's world governing body FIFA in May 2011, told China's official news agency on the weekend that he would not run for the president. The election will be held on May 2 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.