Tengku Abdullah (centre) was the sole candidate to replace the late Sultan Azlan Shah as the head of the AHF.
KUALA LUMPUR: Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah is the new president of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).
He will take over on Aug 31. He was the sole candidate to replace the late Sultan Azlan Shah as the head of the AHF when nominations closed on Wednesday. Tengku Abdullah is also the president of the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC)
The AHF will hold their congress in KL on Aug 31 and elections are slated for the posts of vice president and council members.
AHF treasurer Datuk Fumio Ogura was also returned unopposed for another term.
AHF acting president Tan Sri P. Alagendra confirmed yesterday that the president and treasurer’s post are the only uncontested positions when nominations closed.
“Tengku Abdullah will take over as head of the AHF when we hold our congress. There is no secretary’s post as we have changed the constitution to have a chief executive officer to handle the task,” he said.
Macau’s Datuk Tayab Ikram is the CEO.
Alagendra said that besides the elections the other notable agenda during the congress is the changes to the constitution.
“We are making some changes to the constitution in line with the International Hockey Federation. The calendar for the next two years are also likely to be finalised,” he added.