29 Jan 2007

The Oceania Football Confederation yet to receive official report on racist remarks

9:41 am on 29 January 2007

The Oceania Football Confederation's media officer Gordon Watson, says they've not received any official complaint over alleged racist remarks made during Fiji's 3-2 loss to New Zealand in their under 20 World Cup qualifying match in Auckland.

The match became so heated that police were called in to escort players and officials off the field.

It's alleged some supporters complained of racist remarks aimed at the Fijian players, but Watson says they've not had any official word.

"At the moment we've had no official complaint laid to OFC, regarding racist comments either during the match or between supporters, so at this stage there is not a lot we can do until we receive something like that."

Meanwhile, Fiji will be without captain Esava Naqeleca and Kelepi Qaqa in today's fixture against New Caledonia. Both players are suspended after being cited by the referee.

In other fixtures today Solomon slands will play Samoa, while New Zealand will take on Vanuatu.