27 Aug 2008

Oceania Football Confederation signs MOU with FIFPro Asia/Oceania

5:31 am on 27 August 2008

The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and FIFPro Asia/oceania have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further develop areas of the game in the region.

The MOU specifically covers the need to ensure continuing support for player participation in national leagues in OFC member countries as well as OFC tournaments. FIFPro was represented by chairman, Brendan Schwab.

He says there is a growing number of footballers in Oceania who are turning professional in countries such as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Zealand and Fiji.

Schwab says the commitment is to assist in the education of players and officials on the path of a professional player and how to uphold professionalism.

OFC General Secretary Tai Nicholas says the MOU is an important cooperation agreement and will benefit the region.