(WFI) David Chung will stand unopposed for a second term as Oceania Football Confederation president at elections on Wednesday in Papua New Guinea.
Incumbent Chung was the only candidate nominated for the presidency by the Dec. 16 deadline for submissions for the OFC presidency.
The 52-year-old Papua New Guinean was first elected as OFC chief in January 2011. He replaced the disgraced former president Reynald Temarii, who was banned from football for one year by FIFA following an investigation into World Cup bid
bribery in the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.
The Tahitian former FIFA Ex-co member was caught by undercover Sunday Times reporters
demanding around $2.4 million to pay for a football academy in Auckland
in exchange for his World Cup vote.
Chung, who began his career in football administration as first a referee then coach, was elected as President of Papua New Guinea Football Association in 2004, a position he still retains.
Chung has overseen a raft of reforms with the centrepiece of his first four-year tenure as OFC president the development of the Home of Football complex at Ngahue in East Auckland, a modern sports facility that boasts two artificial pitches, a futsal court, complete with commercial and office space.
With his re-election as OFC president tomorrow at the meeting in Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, Chung also retains his position as a FIFA vice-president.
INSIDER understands that a proposal may be made at the 23rd OFC Ordinary Congress for Oceania’s 11 member federations to back FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s bid for re-election on May 29.
At the OFC’s congress in Sao Paulo last summer, Oceania’s FAs voiced
unanimous support for the FIFA chief’s campaign to secure a fifth term.
In recent months, the heads of African and Asian football said their confederations would back Blatter.
Chung will speak to media at a press conference following the congress at which OFC executive committee members will also be elected.
By INSIDER editor Mark Bisson
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