19 Feb 2009

Tuvalu gets funding for football equipment

5:25 pm on 19 February 2009

Tuvalu's Football Association will receive more than 70-thousand US-dollars over the next three-years from the Oceania Football Confederation to boost the country's top sport.

The OFC and Tuvalu signed the three-year agreement last week.

Tai Nicholas, the general secretary of the OFC, says he expects the cash injection will see Tuvalu become a full-member of FIFA and OFC.

Mr Nicholas says the funding will be spent in a number of areas.

"With that funding they'll be able to employ a full-time administrator to work in the Tuvalu Football office. They'll be able to purchase equipment for the schools and their national leagues, things like balls, uniforms, referee's equipment, goal posts and they'll be able to provide equipment for their office, like a computer, a fax-machine, a telephone and pay for the rental of an office during the year."

Tai Nicholas of the OFC.