Asian Football Confederation

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 September, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 September, 1998, 12:00am

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is to launch a new campaign to stamp out soccer corruption after a recent resurgence of the scourge.

Bribery and corruption will top the agenda at an AFC executive meeting in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, AFC general secretary Peter Velappan said.

'We are deeply concerned that if we cannot pull the plug on this problem, the gains of Asian football over the past decade will be reversed. This will be disastrous and we cannot allow it,' he said.

There have been several cases of match-fixing in recent months.

Hong Kong international Chan Tsz-kong was jailed in July after admitting conspiracy to fix a World Cup qualifying game against Thailand.