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Acting AFC president Zhang to seek stableness for the organization

06-01-2011 14:07 BJT

BEIJING, June 1 (Xinhua) -- To keep the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in a stable state amid the current chaos is the priority, said acting president Zhang Jilong.

Zhang was appointed temporary chief of the Asian soccer governing body on Tuesday after president Mohamed bin Hammam was suspended over bribery allegations.

"It is important to unify all the Asian members together and promote the sport into a higher level," Zhang told Xinhua on Tuesday night. "But at present, I think I should focus on keeping the organization stable."

Zhang will travel to the AFC headquarters Kuala Lumpur days later for more communication with the members who are taking part in the 61st FIFA congress in Zurich, Switzerland now.

At the congress, FIFA president Sepp Blatter was poised to be re-elected as head of world football on Wednesday.

The 75-year-old had weathered, as some European media put it, the worst crisis of his career following a series of corruption allegations.

In the past few days, Qatar was accused of buying the 2022 World Cup while AFC head Hammam and the head of the CONCACAF region Jack Warner have been suspended over bribery allegations; and Bin Hammam withdrew from Wednesday's FIFA presidential race.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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