OFC head welcomes Chung ban


Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) president Lambert Maltock has welcomed Fifa’s sanctions on his predecessor David Chung following an investigation into the former Papua New Guinea Football Association head.
The adjudicatory chamber of the independent ethics committee had found Chung guilty of having offered and accepted gifts, and having acted under a conflict of interest, in violation of the Fifa code of ethics. The investigation was opened on May 3 last year.
In its decision, the chamber found that Chung had breached article 20 (offering and accepting gifts or other benefits) and article 19 (conflicts of interest) of the 2018 edition of the Ffia code of ethics.
As a result, Chung was banned for six years and six months from all football-related activities at the national and international level.
A fine of CHF100,000 (K337,200) has also been imposed on Chung.
Chung was notified of the decision on March 1, the date on which the ban came into force.
Maltock said the OFC executive committee welcomed the decision.
“OFC has undergone immense reforms following the resignation of Chung in 2018 and we believe we are now on the right path to ensuring ethical breaches, like those of the former president, cannot be repeated,” Maltock said. – OFC