David Chung

Oceania Football to be without president until June

Mr Chung resigned on Friday after an audit by world football's governing body, FIFA, identified potential fraud in a multimillion-dollar project to build a new headquarters for the OFC in Auckland.

According to the New York Times, the audit found Mr Chung had hired, without issuing a tender, a company to construct the headquarters which had no experience of the work required.

Investigators were reported to have found close relationships between the companies advising the OFC on the project and those chosen to complete it.

FIFA Vice President Quits After Audit Raises Questions

The executive, David Chung, was the president of the Oceania Football Confederation, whose 14 members wield little power competitively or politically in FIFA. But Chung, of Papua New Guinea, had outsize influence as the most senior of FIFA’s eight vice presidents.

Chung cited personal reasons for his decision, but the announcement came as he found himself under mounting pressure to step down after an audit into a multimillion-dollar project to build a new headquarters for the O.F.C.

OFC President steps down

Chung, who has been at the helm of OFC since 2011, took the decision after much deliberation citing personal reasons.