“Dato’ Alex Soosay has tendered his resignation as AFC General Secretary with immediate effect,” the statement said.
AFC thanked Soosay for his “commitment to Asian football” during 20-year-long career in the organization.
Until a new general secretary is appointed, the Asian governing football body’s will be managed by AFC Deputy General Secretary Windsor John.
World football is in the midst of a large-scale corruption scandal following late-May US Department of Justice release of charges against 14 people — including nine senior FIFA officials – for money laundering, wire fraud and racketeering.
The scandal led to the resignation of long-standing FIFA president Joseph Blatter on June 2, four days after he was re-elected to a fifth term.