OFC, Auckland: Oceania Football Confederation president, Reynald Temarii, was re-elected unopposed at last Saturday’s OFC Extraordinary Congress, held at the Irikiri Island Resort in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
The former Tahitian soccer international turned sports administrator graciously acknowledged the solidarity shown by the congress members and thanked the FIFA president, Joseph S. Blatter for his presence and guiding words. Mr Temarii also formally welcomed New Caledonia as the
12th member of OFC.
Mr Blatter was pleased with the show of solidarity saying it was a good start towards a unified OFC.
Following the election of the president and eight sitting members, the following office bearers were confirmed for the period 2004-2008:
OFC Executive Committee: 2004-2008
President: Mr Reynald Temarii
FIFA Vice President-elect: Mr Ronald Harvey (Australia) –
Senior Vice President: Mr Johnny Tinsley Lulu (Vanuatu)
1st Vice President: Mr Mark Burgess (New Zealand)
2nd Vice President: Mr Adrian Wickham (Solomon
3rd Vice President: Mr Richard Ott (American Samoa)
Treasurer: Mr Lee Harmon (Cook Islands)
Members: Mr Madiu Andrew (Papua New
Mr Eugene Haereraaroa
Mr Claude Fournier (New
Observer: Mr ‘Ahongalu Fusimalohi
(Tonga) – OFC rep to FIFA until 2006
The OFC will release details of its competition schedule for 2005-2007 this week.