6 Mar 2021

Niue removed as associate member of Oceania Football

6:14 am on 6 March 2021

Niue's associate membership status with the Oceania Football Confederation has been revoked following a decade of inactivity.

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Photo: Oceania Football Confederation

The former Niue Islands Soccer Association has been inactive for the past 10 years, putting it in breach of the OFC Statutes.

Every OFC member association must ensure their elected President serves no more than three full terms of office for four years, manage a register of members that is regularly updated, implement a club licensing system and communicate any amendment of its statutes, rules and regulations to Oceania Football.

Members must also inform OFC of any authorised signatories who are able to enter into legally binding agreements with the confederation and third parties.

OFC said it is aware a new organisation representing Niue is being established and welcomes its application for associate membership.

The OFC Executive Committee has also confirmed more schedule changes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Solomon Islands celebrate winning the 2019 OFC Futsal Nations Cup.

Oceania Football has announced further delays to a host of regional tournaments. Photo: OFC via Phototek

The qualifying process for the 2022 FIFA Men's World Cup has been delayed until at least 2022 while the OFC Women's Nations Cup will now start in June next year instead of January.

The OFC Champions League, Beach Soccer Nations Cup, Under 16 and Under 19 Women's Championships and Futsal Invitational have all been postponed, while the Under 17 and Under 20 Men's Championships have been cancelled, after FIFA pulled the plug on the proposed World Cup events in Peru and Indonesia.