David Chung

Former PNGFA president banned

This is for offering and accepting gifts as well as conflict of interest, world soccer governing body FIFA said on Friday.

Along with the ban, which comes into immediate effect, former FIFA vice president Chung was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs (K337,000).

“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found David Chung ... guilty of having offered and accepted gifts, as well as having acted under a conflict of interest, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics," FIFA said in a statement.

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.

Chung no longer PNGFA president

This was confirmed by the senior PNGFA vice president, John W Gonjuan.

Gonjuan offered his gratitude to Chung for developing a number of projects like the National Soccer League, Education Centre and under 19 youth development project under the Besta sponsorship, among others.

“PNGFA is the legitimate member association of OFC and FIFA therefore continues to function as the national governing body of football in Papua New Guinea,” he said in a statement.

Vice Minister wants Chung to step aside

Raminai said this after learning of Chung’s resignation last Friday as president of the Oceania Football Confederation.

Chung cited personal reasons for his exit from the OFC’s top post, but his announcement came at the same time accusations of corruption were levelled against him.

He said that while Chung is required to be given the benefit of the natural course of justice, which is that he is innocent until proven guilty, the “bad publicity is not good for Papua New Guinea”.

Kapi Natto welcomes Chung’s resignation

Chung, who is also the current President of the PNG Football Association and one of FIFA’s vice presidents, stepped down from his post this week amid accusations of corruption stemming from an audit into a multimillion-dollar project to build a new headquarters for the OFC.

At a press conference yesterday in Port Moresby, Kapi Natto said what has happened has trickled down to the outlook of football in PNG.

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.

Tkatchenko calls on FIFA to intervene

Justin Tkatchenko said PNGFA president David Chung and John Kapi Natto both have a heart for soccer but unfortunately, they cannot work together and are making the sport fail, affecting players and clubs.

Tkatchenko said the best solution is for FIFA to intervene and say enough is enough.

“FIFA must be concerned with what’s happening in PNG as we are now having two different, separate identities running football,” said the Minister.

“How can sponsors come on board and how can the sport keep moving forward when you got two different groups running the same thing.

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup trophy unveiled

The historical event was officiated by Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko, Toursim Minister, Tobias Kulang, President of the Oceania Football Confederation, David Chung and FIFA Head of Women’s Competitions, Tatjana Haenni.

Members of the 15 teams that are coming to PNG were present to witness the unveiling.

As well as the prestigious Trophy that goes with the title, this trophy is special for Papua New Guinea because it has “FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016” engraved on the small metal plate.

Chung stresses on importance of maintenance

This was the statement made by Oceania Football Confederation and PNG Football Association President, David Chung, during the opening of the two-day maintenance seminar this week in Port Moresby.

The seminar that was run by FIFA had trainers fly in from the FIFA headquarters in Switzerland.

They were Daniel Krebs, football facilities and income generation program manager, Mark Jennings-Temple, FIFA football turf and natural grass consultant and Steven Guley, FIFA facilities consultant.