Mohamed Bin Hammam was elected unopposed to a second four-year term as Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president.

The Qatari was the only candidate in the fray with his new term rubber-stamped at the AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur.

The 58-year-old was also unopposed when voted into office for his first term.

"I am immensely grateful for this vote of confidence," he said.

"My re-election demonstrates the solidarity in Asia and the confidence among AFC's Member Associations that AFC is heading in the right direction as far as football development in our continent is concerned."

The AFC Congress also approved an increase in the number of vice presidents to five from four and ruled that for the first time one of them must be a woman from 2009.