WLF elects first non-European chairman amid discussions of racism and overpaid agents 

18 November 2019

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Photo: Getty Images The World Leagues Forum (WLF) is an organisation representing professional association football leagues that formed in 2016. Bonilla (pictured) was previously vice-chairman of the organisation.

Enrique Bonilla, executive president of Liga MX, has been elected as chairman of World Leagues Forum and becomes the first non-European to chair the organisation. 

During the organisation's annual meeting, racism in football and the need to regulate agents were top items on the agenda. 

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

The World Leagues Forum (WLF) has appointed Enrique Bonilla, the executive president of Liga MX of Mexico, as its new chairman at a recent annual meeting, which was held in Marrakesh, Morocco. 

Bonilla succeeds Christian Seifert, CEO of the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), whose mandate was coming to an end. The Mexican becomes the first non-European to chair the WLF. 

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