The list of directors of the Korea Football Association (KFA) has completely changed. When the pardon controversy arose in March, members of the leadership who felt responsible expressed their appreciation. Seven of them had nothing to do with the amnesty, and were retained for the reason that “continuity is also important.”

On the list of directors (25) that KFA released on the 3rd, the names of people from all walks of life were listed. Chairman Chung Mong-kyu recruited Kim Jeong-bae, former second vice minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as full-time vice chairman. Joon-hee Han, a commentator at Coupang Play, is in charge of public relations with the position of vice president. As non-athletes, the two are considered to be the people to objectively see the reality of KFA and make suggestions to Chairman Chung without hesitation. 

Changes in the board of directors are also noteworthy. Lee Geun-ho (Daegu FC) Ji So-yeon (Suwon FC Women), who can speak from a player’s point of view, has been given the title of director. Journalists and incumbent teachers, including Won-seok Won, former editor-in-chief of Sports Seoul, and Jeon Jeon-rim, a physical education teacher at Deokseong Girls’ High School, also joined the board. Director Jin Hae-rim was born in 1992 and is the youngest member of the board.  메이저놀이터

The purpose of this ‘change of directors’ is to listen to various voices from all walks of life. Chairman Chung Mong-gyu said, “The discussion culture in Korea is quite difficult. Even at a meeting, we do not discuss it before designating it,” he said. I will listen to your opinions and reflect them a lot.” Chairman Chung emphasized ‘communication’ throughout the press conference.

The purpose of strengthening communication and leading KFA in the right direction is clear. It is also plausible that the directors were reorganized by recruiting a large number of new faces. However, in the end, Chairman Chung Mong-gyu’s attitude is the most important to make up for the disappointment that has already caused public disappointment due to the controversy over the amnesty and to make a fresh start. 

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