Football Australia Chair Chris Nikou has been re-elected on the Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) Football Federation (AFF) Council for another four-year term.

Mr Nikou, who was in Siem Reap, Cambodia when the AFF elections took place earlier today was elected unopposed during the annual AFF Ordinary Congress as a Council Member to serve the council until 2026.

Expressing his gratitude, Nikou thanked his colleagues across ASEAN for entrusting him with the task.

“Recognising that responsibility, I am committed to working hard to ensure Australia supports the development of this beautiful game across the South East Asian region,” he said.

“Since being admitted to AFF as a full member in 2013, Australia has only continued to increase its football engagement with the region, and my renewed position on the AFF Council provides an opportunity to continue driving this strong relationship.”

“Australia is proud to be a part of ASEAN, and with a combined population of 650 million football-loving people, this region presents tremendous opportunities to grow and develop the game for the benefit of many, and to bring nations together through a common love of football,” he said.

He committed to continue to work in partnership through AFF and Football Australia to ensure AFC’s vision of becoming the world’s leading football confederation is achieved.

The AFF council includes the national football associations of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.