Football in Oceania

Niue’s OFC membership revoked

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The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) has revoked the Associate Membership of Niue.

The flag of Niue.
The flag of Niue.

“The Associate Member status of the former Niue Islands Soccer Association has been revoked, following a decision taken by the OFC Executive Committee during its March 3 meeting,” an OFC statement read.

“The former Niue Islands Soccer Association has been inoperative for the past 10 years, putting it in breach of Article 10 of the OFC Statutes”

Article 10 states that:

“Every Member Association has the following obligations:

It has previously been stated by Sascha Düerkop that the Niue Soccer Association has had “no contact with OFC since the early 1990s”.

The OFC writes that the Executive Committee had “no other alternative but to revoke their Associate Member status.”

But there is light at the end of the tunnel, according to the OFC press release.

“OFC is aware that a new entity representing Niue is in the process of establishment and welcomes its application for Associate Membership in the future.”