| MANILA (Nov 12, 2007) – Former Philippines international Mariano Araneta Jr has been named as one of the candidates vying to win the presidency of the Philippines Football Federation (PFF).
Araneta, the current president of the Iloilo FA and who played for the Philippines in the 70s and 80s, are among the four candidates which will be battling it when the national federation hold their election on Nov 24 in Manila.
The other contenders for the top position of the national federation are Mari Martinez, the president of the Negros Occidental FA Charlie Cojuangco and PFF publicist Ed Formoso.
Both Araneta and Cojuangco are members of the PFF board of governors.
PFF secretary general Pablito Araneta said his brother, Mariano, a former PFF executive vice president and director of the FIFA Goal Program in the Philippines, was nominated by 11 provincial FAs as the nominations deadline expired Friday.
The presidents of the 32 FAs under the PFF will decide who will succeed Johnny Romualdez, also the vice president of the Asean Football Federation (AFF).