SEOUL: Chung Mong-gyu has been re-elected as president of the South Korean football federation.
The KFA hs confirmed that Chung was elected to a second term by a unanimous vote of its 98 members. Chung was the sole candidate in the election and needed a majority of 106 electoral votes to retain his seat.
Chung is the chief executive of the construction firm Hyundai Development Co. He served his first KFA term from January 2013 to June 2016.
He has previously been the commissioner of the K-League, which governs professional football in the country. The 54-year-old is also the younger cousin of former FIFA Vice President Chung Mong-joon.
Chung, who is also a member of the Asian Football Confederation executive committee, resigned from his KFA post last month to enter the election. Under the Korean Olympic Committee (KOC) rule, an incumbent leader of a member organisation must resign before its election committee is formed.
The KFA said Chung’s second term runs through December 2020.
Chung is also the chief of the South Korean athletic delegation for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.