Contrary to some speculation in certain sections of the media, the Oceania Football Confederation would like to make it categorically clear that no player or staff member from the participating teams in Group C of the OFC Champions League competition in Nouméa has contracted measles

A decision was made by the Directorate of Health and Social Affairs of New Caledonia not to allow three players from Tupapa Maraerenga FC and two players from the Solomon Warriors to participate in training or matches due to a test of immunity from measles which came back negative.

Oceania Football Confederation confirms that there is no risk of measles to anybody who has been in contact with the Tupapa Maraerenga team.

Tupapa Maraerenga departed New Caledonia on March 1, while the Solomon Warriors, from the Solomon Islands, will continue in the competition.