30 Aug '11, 10am

AFC vice-president Yousuf al-Serkal of UAE wants the top job...

DUBAI - Asian Football Confederation vice-president Yousuf al-Serkal has put himself forward to replace the suspended Mohammed bin Hammam as head of the sport's continental organisation. Bin Hammam remains nominally in charge of the AFC while he launches legal challenges against his lifetime ban from FIFA for allegedly trying to buy votes in his failed bid to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. The AFC has delayed filling the presidency while the appeals continue, but United Arab Emirates official al-Serkal says he intends to run when the position is contested. "Now is the opportunity, following FIFA's decision not to allow Mohamed Bin Hammam to carry on his sporting duties, and for me to preside over the Asian confederation to help Asian football and bring more to the table, because I feel I have more to offer Asian football as a president," al-Serkal told SNTV. The r...

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