The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) has elected Lambert Maltock as its new president following the resignation of previous incumbent, David Chung, in April.
Maltock (pictured), president of the Vanuatu Football Federation, will fill the remainder of Chung’s term, which concludes in 2019.
Maltock’s election also sees him become a vice-president of Fifa and he will take a seat on the ruling Council of world football’s governing body alongside fellow OFC representatives Lee Harmon and Sandra Fruean.
In April, the OFC launched an internal investigation and forensic audit following the abrupt resignation of Chung. The Papua New Guinea official, who had led the OFC since 2011, cited personal reasons for his resignation, which was with immediate effect.
Chung also stepped down as senior vice-president and ruling council member of Fifa, as the world governing body revealed that an audit of the OFC had found “potential irregularities” with a $20m (€16.7m) project for the construction of its new headquarters in Auckland, with funding cut to the continental body. Chung was not directly accused of wrongdoing by Fifa.