Worawi re-elected football chief (17/06/2011)

Worawi Makudi was re-elected president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) for a third term on Friday, reports said.

The election was held at the National Football Training Centre in Nong Jok province.

Mr Worawi received 123 out of 168 votes.

Former national football team manager Virat Charnpanich received 44 votes while former Thai Port FC chairman Pichate Munkong received one vote.

No FAT members nominated Kasiti Kamolnavin, a journalist who earlier announced that he would contest this election.

Mr Worawi, who is also an Fifa executive member, has been FAT president since 2007.

Last month, former English Football Association chairman David Triesma accused Mr Worawi of demanding television rights for a proposed friendly match between Thailand and England in return for his 2018 World Cup vote.

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (Fifa) later cleared the allegation against the Thai football chief, but Mr Worawi said he would file a complaint against Lord Triesman for defamation despite Fifa's ruling.

Source : http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/242713/worawi-re-elected-as-football-chief