3 May 2016

Sport: New Caledonia football has new head

12:42 pm on 3 May 2016

The New Caledonian Football Federation says the body can expect four years of stability following the election its new president.

New Caledonia Football president, Steeve Laigle.

New Caledonia Football president, Steeve Laigle. Photo: OFC

43-year-old Steeve Laigle received a large majority of support beating off five other candidates, with Jean-Paul Salvatore his closest rival.

The OFC President David Chung congratulated Laigle on his new role as President of FCF.

Chung said Laigle made a strong commitment to the development of football and New Caledonia was in good hands.

Laigle is a former defender turned goalkeeper, and played most of his football with Auteuil in Nouméa.

He had been a member of the FCF Federal Council for the past year and presides over the Futsal Committee.

His relationship to the five-a-side discipline saw him working with New Caledonia's national futsal team as an assistant coach for the past few years.

Laigle campaigned on change and a focus on the diverse disciplines of football including futsal and beach soccer.