President FAM receives FIFA Order of Merit
HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah, President of Football Association of Malaysia, received the FIFA Order of Merit at the opening ceremony of the 62nd FIFA Congress at the Budapest Congress and World Trade Centre, Thursday (24/5/12).
HRH Sultan Ahmad Shah received his award from AFC interim President, Zhang Jilong.
The others who received awards were Eric Ekue who received on behalf of his father Godfried Foli Ekue (Togo) and Winston Chung (Jamaica), Hari Raj Naicker (Fiji), Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder (Germany) and Gyorgy Szepesi (Hungary) and Oscar Washington Tabarez (Uruguay).
President of Football Association of Malaysia, HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah was presented with the prestigious FIFA Order of Merit on the opening day of the 62nd FIFA Congress in Budapest, the capital of Hungary on Thursday.
HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah is the former President Asian Football Confederation, and current Asean Football Federation (AFF).
HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah led the Asian Football Confederation as its President from 1994 until 2002, during which time he played an influential role in giving a new vision to Asian football.
HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah’s stewardship of the Asian Football Confederation for eight years saw the continental game take off in the right direction and scale new heights.
New and exciting milestones were the order of his presidency as the confederation grew in stature and made a name of its own.
HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah’s dedicated efforts also saw world football’s biggest extravaganza - the FIFA World Cup - being co-hosted successfully for the first time by two Asian countries – Japan and Korea Republic – in 2002.