Philippine Football Federation (PFF) President Mariano “Nonong” Araneta was elected to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Executive Committee during the 26th AFC Congress held on April 30, 2015 in Manama, Bahrain.
Araneta is the 2nd PFF President elected in AFC’s Executive Committee, after former PFF President Rene Z. Adad who passed away last April 24, 2015.
“I am deeply honoured to have been elected to serve in the AFC Executive Committee . I am humbled by the vote of confidence from the other Member Associations in Asia. I look forward to a fruitful involvement in the AFC for the next 4 years, and will aspire that the viewpoint from the Philippines, an emerging football nation, is heard as the AFC works to further improve and develop football in Asia,” said Araneta.
AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Ak Khalifa was was also re-elected unopposed for a 4-year term.
AFC lists the following newly-elected AFC officials:
FIFA Executive Committee member (1 position; 2013-2017):
HE Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al Ahmad Al Sabah (Kuwait; Zone: West)
FIFA Executive Committee members (2 positions; 2015-2019):
Kohzo Tashima (Japan; Zone: East)
HRH Prince Abdullah Al-Haj Ibni Sultan Hj Ahmad Shah (Malaysia; Zone: ASEAN)
AFC Vice Presidents (5 positions; one from each zone):
Winston Lee Boon Aun (Singapore; Zone: ASEAN)Zhang Jilong (China; Zone: East) Ali Kafashian Naeini (Iran; Zone: Central)
Saoud A. Aziz M A Al Mohannadi (Qatar; Zone: West)
Praful Manoharbhai Patel (India; Zone: South)
AFC Female Executive Committee Members (5 positions; one from each zone)
Moya Dodd (Australia; Zone: ASEAN)
Han Un Gyong (DPR Korea; Zone: East)
Zohra Mehri (Afghanistan; Zone: Central)
Susan R. A. Shalabi (Palestine; Zone: West)
Mahfuza Akhter (Bangladesh; Zone: South)
AFC Executive Committee members (11 positions):
Mariano V. Araneta Jr. (Philippines; Zone: ASEAN)
Viphet Sihachakr (Laos: Zone: ASEAN)
Francisco Kalbuadi Lay (Timor Leste; Zone: ASEAN)
Richard King Lai (Guam; Zone: East)
Mong Gyu Chung (Korea Republic; Zone: East)
Sardor Rakhmatullaev (Uzbekistan; Zone: Central)
HE Mohamed Khalfan Matar Saeed Al Romaithi (UAE; Zone: West)
Ahmed Eid S. Al Harbi (Saudi Arabia; Zone: West)
Hachem Sayed Ali Haidar (Lebanon; Zone: West)
Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat (Pakistan; Zone: South)
Mohamed Shaweed (Maldives; Zone: South)