Japan Football Association name new president

July 27, 2010

The Japan Football Association (JFA) has named Junji Ogura as the new president after Motoaki Inukai stood down for health reasons.

Orgura will also lead the country’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, but the 71-year-old FIFA executive committee member has said he doesn’t expect to hold the position beyond the two remaining years that were on Inukai’s contract.

Ogura said: “At my age I will be looking to retire in two years. I’m surprised the job has suddenly come along but I was asked to step in.”

One of Ogura’s first tasks as president of the JFA will be to find a new coach of the national team after Takeshi Okada resigned following his side’s exit from this summer’s World Cup in South Africa.