China News Agency, Hong Kong, February 2 (Reporter Suo Youwei) Huo Qishan, vice chairman of the Hong Kong Football Association (FA) and vice chairman of the East Asian Football Association, held the 33rd Asian Football in Manama, Bahrain on February 1 At the Federation (AFC) General Assembly, he was re-elected as a member of the AFC Executive Committee (Eastern District) for a term from April 2023 to March 2027.
Founded in 1954, the AFC is the governing body of Asian football, with 47 member associations and one of the six continental associations that make up FIFA.
Its vision is to become the world's leading confederation, to enable more Asian teams to succeed on the international stage, and to establish football as Asia's number one sport, leading to the successful staging of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
It is reported that Huo Qishan has served as a member of the AFC Executive Committee since April 2019, and successfully held the 2019 AFC Annual Awards Ceremony in Hong Kong for the first time.
His contribution and investment in football development in the previous term were widely recognized, and all member associations unanimously supported his re-election.
Huo Qishan said: "I am very happy to have the opportunity to work with other members of the executive committee to promote the development of Asian football. The recent performance of Asian teams in the World Cup in Qatar is indeed very encouraging. It can be seen that under the leadership of the AFC, we have become A strong contender."
Huo Qishan said that Hong Kong will once again participate in the upcoming AFC Asian Cup in Qatar after a lapse of 54 years.
Before the Asian Cup, the Hong Kong Football Association plans to hold more international friendly matches in Hong Kong, so that the Hong Kong, China team can fully prepare and let the fans enjoy the exciting games.