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Oceania Confederation endorses Blatter as FIFA head

January 7, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The 11 nations of the Oceania Football Confederation have expresssed unanimous support for the re-election of Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

In a statement following the Confederation’s annual congress on Wednesday, the OFC said “a resolution unanimously supporting FIFA president Joseph S.Blatter in his bid for re-election was suppported by a letter signed by all 11 OFC member associations.”

Blatter, 78, is seeking a fifth term at the head of football’s world body while current FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan has announced he will challenge.

OFC president David Chung of Papua New Guinea was re-elected unopposed at Wednesday’s congress and becomes FIFA vice-president with immediate effect.

Chung told the congress “we need to be united, transparent and make collective decisions for the good of OFC.”

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