WELLINGTON, New Zealand – David Chung has replaced suspended FIFA vice president Reynald Temarii as president of the Oceania Football Confederation after his two New Zealand opponents withdrew their nominations.
The president of the Papua New Guinea football association was elected at the congress of the 11-member confederation Sunday at Pago Pago in American Samoa.
New Zealanders Frank van Hattum, chairman of Football New Zealand, and Fred de Jong pulled out to allow Chung's unopposed election. De Jong retained his position on the OFC executive committee.
Temarii was forced to relinquish the Oceania presidency when he was suspended for 12 months by FIFA's ethics committee for breaches of regulations during the bidding process for the World Cup in 2018 and 2022.