Official press release - 6 April 2019: Chinese Football Association (CFA) Acting President Du Zhaocai has been elected as a FIFA Council member at the 29th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Du has been elected for the four year term of 2019-2023. Ms. Mahfuza Akhter Kiron from Bangladesh was elected as the AFC's female representative on the FIFA Council, whilst Mr. Praful Patel from India, Mr. Kohzo Tashima from Japan, Mr. Mariano V. Araneta, Jr. from Philippines and Mr. Saoud A. Aziz M A Al-Mohannadi from Qatar were also elected and will represent the AFC alongside Du.
Du's election is an important step for the CFA, as it continues to pursue an active role in the progression of Asian and international football. Since the launch of the General Plan for the Reform and Development of Chinese Football in 2015, the CFA has deepened the reform of Chinese Football, which has helped create exciting new opportunities in football for countries all over the world......
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