Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president, Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin was re-elected as the chief of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) for the fourth time in a row over the weekend.
Salahuddin was elected president unopposed for a consecutive fourth term till 2026 during the SAFF Ordinary Congress 2022 held at a Dhaka hotel on Saturday as no other candidate filed a nomination to run against him.
“We are not the best footballing region in the world but we have to work as a family, as brothers, to uplift the standard of the game in the region. When I was elected as the president in 2009, we just had the SAFF Men’s Championship, but after that, we organised 27 competitions. This shows how much progress we have made over the years,” Salahuddin said on his re-election.
The congress also re-elected Ugyen Wangchhuk, general secretary of the Bhutan Football Federation, as the SAFF executive committee member till 2026 – while Jaswar Umar, president of the Sri Lanka Football Federation (SFF), was elected the Asian Football Confederation executive committee member to represent SAFF till 2023.
A SAFF executive committee meeting was held before the elections, where they decided to review the proposal put forward by marketing company Sports Partner for the sponsorship of the SAFF Men’s Championship.
The SAFF Disciplinary, Ethics Code and SAFF Code of Conduct were also approved by the executive committee.