Thursday, 11 September 2008 11:59 AM

Local Referees for World Cup Qualifiers in Region

Local referees continue to receive call ups to officiate in Oceania football Confederation matches.

Andrew Moli (FIFA Referee) and Matthew Taro (FIFA Assistant Referee) were in action in Auckland and Port Vila respectively in the last two matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa qualifiers in Auckland and Port Vila respectively.

New Zealand will play New Caledonia in their home match while Vanuatu will host Fiji in Port Vila.

Moli has been assigned as the fourth official for the New Zealand and New Caledonia match in Auckland while Taro to assist in Vanuatu and Fiji match.

Speaking on their appointment, local FIFA Referees Instructor, Neil Poloso said Solomon Islands referees have always performed well whenever they are assigned which is why they will continue to be called on to officiate matches in the region.

He challenged other referees who aspire to go for the FIFA badge to show commitment to training and to be versed with the Laws of the Game if they want to be considered appointment.

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