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Asian Football Confederation elections set for May

Updated: January 31, 2013, 5:23 AM ET
Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The Asian Football Confederation will hold elections in May for a new president to replace the scandal-tainted Mohammed bin Hammam.

Acting president Zhang Jilong announced on Thursday that the AFC would hold an extraordinary congress in Kuala Lumpur on May 2-3 to elect a president.

Bin Hammam, who became AFC president in 2002, was found guilty of vote-buying during his challenge against FIFA president Sepp Blatter in 2011 and FIFA's ethics committee suspended ...

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