Chung Mong-gyu wins third term as the chief of the South Korea Football Association. Although the election will be next month, there is no other candidate for the position.
Chung has been the South Korean football chief since 2013. According to betting odds reports, he is the only one to register as a candidate for the January 6 election. The deadline for registration was last Wednesday, December 23.
As a result, the Korea Football Association will not vote on Chung’s candidacy. Instead, an election committee will review it. Two KFA officials and five outsiders will be part of the reviewing committee. His first term was from January 2013 to 2016. He had no opponent in his second election in July 2016. Also, he got unanimous support from 98 voters to earn his second term.
Chung Mong-gyu Wins Third Term
According to the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee, heads of member federations can’t serve more than two consecutive terms. However, there are exceptions to the rules. They will look at the individual’s contributions to the sport during their reign as head of the federation.
Based on online sports betting sources, Chung got the KSOC’s approval last November 28. He delivered most of his promises made during the second election, including having a multi-division system at the professional level. Also, he constructed a second national training center as part of his pledge.
According to sports chat, South Korea won the 2018 Asian Games gold medal during Chung’s second term. Also, the country finished second at the 2019 FIFA under-20 World Cup. It was the best finish of South Korea at any FIFA men’s tournament at any age group.
In January 2020, South Korea won the Asian Football Confederation Under-23 Championship. Winning the tournament also qualified the nation for the Tokyo Olympics.