Oct. 28 – FIFA confirms it has accepted seven candidatures for the presidential election, with former Trinidad & Tobago player David Nakhid a surprising omission. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 16 – Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa “intends to stand” for the FIFA presidency, sources close to the Asian football chief tell INSIDER. Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 2 – AFC president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will continue to revamp Asian football governance and develop the game on the continent as he eyes re-election in 2015. By Mark Bisson.
May 2 – Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has won elections to be new president of the Asian Football Confederation, following an overwhelming first round victory in Kuala Lumpur today. James Corbett reports from the AFC Congress.
May 1 – Twenty-four hours from the Asian Football Confederation presidential elections, one of the candidates Yousuf Al-Serkal has launched a blistering attack on rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa saying the Bahraini is “not fit” to run the AFC. James Corbett reports from Kuala Lumpur.
April 26 – Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman tells World Football INSIDER he’s “very confident” of getting the 31 votes required in the AFC presidential election next week to become one of the most powerful leaders in world football. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson spoke to him.
Feb. 26 – Bahrain FA boss Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is running for president of the Asian Football Confederation with a ‘United for Change’ campaign. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 31 – UAE FA chief Yousuf Al Serkal tells World Football INSIDER he will be a candidate in elections to replace the scandal-hit Mohamed Bin Hammam as Asian Football Confederation president… FIFA vp Prince Ali says he will not run for the presidency and looks forward to a “transparent and proper election”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 12 – Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa is set to join United Arab Emirates FA president Yousuf Al-Serkal in a battle for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation if Mohamed Bin Hammam loses his corruption appeal later this month. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 21 – Disgraced former Asian football boss Mohamed Bin Hammam will bid to overturn FIFA’s lifetime ban from football at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in April… Acting AFC boss Zhang Jilong could face a challenge from two other candidates in his quest to land the role on a permanent basis. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.