Deputy Chairman of the ASEAN Football Federation Duong Vu Lam was nominated as AFF referee chief at an annual meeting in Kuala Lumpur on July 31.

Additionally, Vietnam Football Federation's general secretary Tran Quoc Tuan was assigned to the AFF competition and finance section.

It is the first time that a Vietnamese representative has held such a high position at the AFF.

The 2012 AFF Cup qualifying rounds are planned to be held in Myanmar on October 5-13, the final round to be organised in Malaysia and Thailand from November 24 to December 22 next year./.