OFC President Lambert Maltock has pledged the region’s unanimous support for FIFA President Gianni Infantino ahead of the elective 73rd FIFA Congress – which takes places in Kigali, Rwanda on March 16, 2023.

Speaking at the OFC 28th Ordinary Congress on Friday, October 21 in Auckland, New Zealand, Maltock gave President Infantino the backing of all 11 of the OFC’s Member Associations.

Infantino was present for the Congress, which included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the OFC and the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf).

“For all you have done for football in Oceania and for our 11 member associations, and for bringing the most prestigious FIFA Women’s World Cup to this part of the world, to New Zealand in the southern hemisphere, to our world, we would like to announce officially our unanimous support for your nomination,” Maltock said.