PETALING JAYA: Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Hamidin Mohd Amin has been elected to the Fifa council.
Hamidin is one out of five Asian Football Confederation (AFC) representatives who were elected for the 2023-2027 term.
Commenting on his election, Hamidin said being part of the Fifa council was a victory for the nation and the development of football in the country.
“There are many matters that need to be put forward, so it will be an advantage for Malaysia when I am there. Many things can be done for the future of football in Malaysia and Asia.
“It will certainly be a major responsibility for me to shoulder and ensure the development of football in Malaysia, Asean, Asia and the world. We hope everything will be for the betterment of everyone involved in football,” he told Bernama after the 33rd AFC Congress in Manama, Bahrain.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim congratulated Hamidin, who secured 30 votes in a seven-cornered fight.
“Congratulations and I hope this appointment will bring a breath of fresh air to national football,” Anwar said in a Facebook post.