January 17, 2012
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OFC takes tournaments away from Fiji

By Reginald Chandar

The Oceania Football Confederation has decided to move the 2012 London Olympics U23  qualifying playoffs which is scheduled for March from Fiji to New Zealand.

The women's qualifying tournament, also scheduled for Fiji, has been shifted to Tonga.

A recent legal dispute involving OFC general secretary Tai Nicholas and Fijian authorities is believed to be the reason for the venue changes.

Fiji FA chief executive officer Bob Kumar confirmed the change to FijiLive and said they have no option but to follow the decision.

"Yes the playoffs will now be held in Auckland and we will participate in it. We would have loved to host the tournaments here but the decision has been made and we will abide by it," said Kumar.

"There will be additional costs now for us we will have to travel to New Zealand and now we will also have to work on the logistics as well."

"Our team is in camp and we are preparing thoroughly for the playoffs," said Kumar.

The Oceania Nations Cup, the first stage of the men's World Cup qualifiers which will also find the OFC representative for next year's Confederations Cup in Brazil, is also likely to be moved from Fiji following OFC's executive meeting next month.

FijiLive

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