AFC puts weight behind Salman bid


The Asian Football Confederation has urged its member countries to unite behind the body’s current chief Sheikh Salman in the Feb. 26 election for the FIFA presidency.

Richard Lai, the AFC’s marketing committee chairman, told a meeting of the member associations on Wednesday that while there are two FIFA presidential candidates from Asia — Prince Ali of Jordan is also running — they should all support Sheikh Salman.

Lai said “we must unite behind the one who will deliver these reforms, and that is the AFC president.”