Poland great Zbigniew Boniek a candidate for UEFA election

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 10, 2017 09:49 AM
Poland great Zbigniew Boniek a candidate for UEFA election
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini, right, and former Polish football player Zbigniew Boniek watch the Europa League final soccer match between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla FC at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland. UEFA said on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 Poland great Zbigniew Boniek is among 13 candidates for a place on its ruling executive committee at an election in April. President of Poland’s soccer federation since 2012, the former Juventus player is chasing one of eight seats being voted on by UEFA’s 55 members. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says Poland great Zbigniew Boniek is among 13 candidates running for a place on its executive committee.

The former Juventus player, who has been president of the Polish soccer federation since 2012, is chasing one of eight seats.

Three men are seeking to retain their positions: former presidential candidate Michael van Praag (Netherlands), David Gill (England) and Marios Lefkaritis (Cyprus).

Federation presidents seeking election include: Reinhard Grindel (Germany), Armand Duka (Albania) and Karl-Erik Nilsson (Sweden).

Federation CEOs standing are: Michele Uva (Italy), Elkhan Mammadov (Azerbaijan) and John Delaney (Ireland).

Kazakhstan businessman Kairat Boranbayev, plus soccer officials Kieran O'Connor (Wales) and Servet Yardimci (Turkey), complete the list.

The election is set for April 5 at UEFA's annual congress in Helsinki, Finland.

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