30 Nov 2012

Bin Hammam's reign in Asian football about to end

6:02 am on 30 November 2012

The turbulent reign of the perennially suspended Asian Football Confederation boss Mohamed Bin Hammam will finally end in the next few months when the regional body elects a new president.

The AFC has released a statement saying the election of a new leader was 'subject to recommendations and advice of the AFC Legal Committee'.

The Confederation chairman since May last year, China's Zhang Jilong, is a likely candidate to assume the role fulltime.

Mohammed Bin Hammam has been out of office for the last 18 months fighting corruption allegations within football's world governing body FIFA.