WINDSOR Paul John officially stepped into the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) HQ today as its Executive Director. This is a full-time job compared to the previous appointment by AFC as a consultant.
The former FIFA DO Officer will take charge of all competitions,event management and restructuring that will be taking place in AFC. He will report to AFC secretary-general Dato Alex Soosay.
Needless to say Windsor experience in FAM, AFF, FIFA is impeccable. It is safe to say that after Dato Seri Paul Mony Samuel and Dato Peter Vellapan, Windsor Paul is the only one who has achieved such exposure.
From being a General Co-ordinator in the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Club Championship, not many are aware that he was recently in Japan as the Head of GC for the FIFA Club Championship and he is also the Head of FIFA inspection team to the London Olympics. He has also written a book on Football Event Management for FIFA President Datuk Seri Sepp Blatter. The book is expected to be launched soon.
Today, it is hard, if not impossible, to draw a parallel between Windsor Paul and most Malaysians for what the former has achieved in football administration, both regionally and globally.
A God-fearing man, many can't even stand his candidness. The former teacher who started his career as assistant coach in Selangor, under the supervision of the great Dato M.Chandran, moved on to be an administrator in FAM.
I had the honour to work with this man, and the little knowledge I have about football, was very much thought by Windsor. The rest is history they say ... To a brother I wish you all the best. May you be blessed and have a great year in AFC.