San Gil voted in as AFC Executive Committee member by EAFF

San Gil voted in as AFC Executive Committee member by EAFF

[November 3, 2023 – Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association President Valentino San Gil was elected as East Asian Football Federation’s representative in the AFC Executive Committee during an election held at the EAFF 5th Extraordinary Congress Oct. 31 in Doha, Qatar.

“I am very honored to be selected again by EAFF to represent the region in the AFC Executive Committee,” said San Gil. “It is an important role in terms of helping shape the overall football landscape in Asia, as well as the aspirations of the continent in international football. I look forward to once again be working with the top leaders in Asian football with initiatives to essentially raise the level of the sport in Asia and all of the continent’s Member Associations.”

In the Presidential election held during the EAFF Extraordinary Congress, Kohzo Tashima was confirmed as the winner and will remain in the role through to 2026.

San Gil is one of five representatives from Asia’s five regional federations in the AFC Executive Committee. He joins 23 other AFC Executive Committee members elected during the AFC Congress in February this year, as well as two co-opted members, totaling 30 individuals, each from a different AFC Member Association. The AFC Executive Committee term is 2023-2027.

According to the AFC Web site, the AFC Executive Committee is “the executive body of the AFC. Amongst other matters, the AFC Executive Committee is responsible for ensuring that the AFC Statutes are applied and adopting the executive arrangements required for their application.”

The thirty members of the AFC Executive Committee are:

  • AFC President and FIFA Senior Vice President HE Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa (Bahrain)
  • AFC Sr. Vice President Zaw Zaw (Myanmar)
  • AFC Vice President Ugen Tsechup (Bhutan)
  • AFC Vice President Mehdi Taj (I.R. Iran)
  • AFC Vice President Hachem Haidar (Lebanon)
  • AFC Vice President Ganbaatar Amgalanbaatar (Mongolia)
  • FIFA Council Member Kohzo Tashima (Japan)
  • FIFA Council Member Kanya Keomany (Laos)
  • FIFA Council Member Datuk Haji Hamidin Bin Haji Mohd Amin (Malaysia)
  • FIFA Council Member Mariano Araneta, Jr. (Philippines)
  • FIFA Council Member HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Thani (Qatar)
  • FIFA Council Member Yasser H. Almisehal (Saudi Arabia)
  • Chris Nikou (Australia)
  • Mahfuza Akhter Kiron (Bangladesh)
  • Han Un Gyong (DPR Korea)
  • Eric Fok Kai Shan (Hong Kong-China)
  • Abdullah Ahmed Alshaheen Alrabeea (Kuwait)
  • Bassam Adeel Jaleel (Maldives)
  • Pankaj Bikram Nembang (Nepal)
  • Susan Shalabi Molano (Palestine)
  • Pol. Gen. Somyot Poompanmoung (Thailand)
  • Abdullah Nasser Aljneibi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
  • Co-Opted Member Chung Mong Gyu (Korea Republic)
  • Co-Opted Member Mijgona Mahmadalieva (Tajikistan)
  • ASEAN Football Federation: Dr. Tran Quoc Tuan (Vietnam)
  • Central Asian Football Association: Dastanbek Konokbaev (Kyrgyz Republic)
  • South Asian Football Federation: Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran (India)
  • West Asian Football Federation: Adnan Darjal Motar (Iraq)
  • East Asian Football Federation: Valentino San Gil (Guam)
Group photo of 35 people

All delegates and attendees of the 5th EAFF Extraordinary Congress, as well as representatives from FIFA and AFC, pose for a group photo at the conclusion of the event on Oct. 31 in Doha, Qatar. During the Congress, EAFF members voted Japan’s Kohzo Tashima as its President through to the remainder of the presidential term to 2026 and Guam’s Valentino San Gil as part of the AFC Executive Committee, representing EAFF for the 2023-2027 term. Contributed photo from GFA Executive Committee member Duane Pahl