UncategorisedSalman bin Ibrahim winning (AFC) presidential elections

September 11, 20190

Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) Chief Executive Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa yesterday (MAY 2) congratulated Supreme Council for Youth and Sports General Secretary Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa on winning the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) presidential elections.Shaikh Salman was voted the new president of the AFC on Thursday, beating UAE rival Yousef Al Serkal and Thailand`s Worawi Makudi in the first round of voting when he gathered 33 of the 46 ballots to amass the necessary two-thirds majority.Shaikh Khalid also congratulated Shaikh Salman on winning a membership seat at the Executive Office of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) during its extraordinary general meeting in the Malaysian Capital, Kuala Lumpur, wishing him all success in shouldering this responsibility at the international level.Shaikh Khalid described these outstanding sports feats as an honorable addition to many accomplishments of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s offspring at various regional and international arenas and praising the extensive expertise and proficiency of Shaikh Salman in various sports and youth-related fields which qualified him to this high-profile pan-Asian posting.On his part, BOC general secretary Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa cited Shaikh Salman’s outstanding record of contributions in upgrading and revival of the Kingdom’s sports and youth movement on various positions he had assumed.Shaikh Ahmed accentuated that Shaikh Salman’s assuming presidential office of the AFC will definitely boost efforts aimed to develop soccer in Asia.He expressed pride and delight to see the Kingdom of Bahrain’s offspring always striving to honor the Kingdom and accomplish one feat after another at various regional, Arab and international functions, wishing him all success in serving the interest of Asian sports from his new position.

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