The official Solomon Islands Football Federation's official logo. Photo: Courtesy of SIFF.

The official Solomon Islands Football Federation’s official logo. Photo: Courtesy of SIFF.

In sports, the Solomon Islands Football Federation President William Lai is the newest member of the OFC Executive Committee following his appointment on 27 May.

OFC President David Chung says he is pleased to have Lai on board.

Mr. Chung says William Lai has a wealth of business experience as well as a lengthy background in Solomon Islands football development.

He adds, Mr. Lai’s inclusion on the OFC Executive Committee will be of tremendous benefit not only to Solomon Islands football, but to the region as a whole as he shares his expertise and knowledge .

The position was previously held by former chairman of the SIFF Normalisation Committee Barnabas Anga, who was elected following the 23rd OFC Ordinary Congress held in Papua New Guinea in January.

Lai is the current Honiara Football Association president and has spent the last 30 years involved in Solomon Islands football, an extra-curricular activity which compliments his successful business interests.

His appointment to the OFC Executive Committee was made in Zurich ahead of the 65th FIFA Congress which saw incumbent FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter re-elected for a fifth term in office.

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