The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) has today announced that former Football Federation Samoa CEO Sarai Bareman has been appointed as OFC Operations Manager.
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Bareman, who filled the CEO role with Football Federation Samoa between 2011 and 2014, began her new role at the OFC last week.OFC General Secretary Tai Nicholas highlighted Bareman's unique insight and experience in successfully overseeing the re-emergence of football in Samoa following a period of normalisation. "Sarai has been working diligently in re-establishing football in Samoa and can look back on her tenure there with pride and satisfaction, and the new role as OFC Operations Manager is a natural extension," Nicholas says."It's also an important signal to have one of our Member Association CEO's graduate to OFC's ranks. When it comes to nurturing the right culture, having respect for the past and providing a link to our Member Associations, Sarai’s appointment gives us a solid foundation for building for the future."Sarai joins an OFC setup that is on the verge of exciting times with work on the new Home of Football at Ngahue ongoing and a new tournament being rolled out in the OFC President's Cup," Nicholas says. Bareman says she is thrilled to join the OFC and, equipped with ten years’ experience in the banking and finance sector in New Zealand, she brings a wide range of skills to her new role. “Football is my passion and I’m a huge supporter of the game in all its forms. To be able to live and breathe the game on a daily basis is an amazing opportunity and I’m really looking forward to meeting and re-connecting with more people from around the Oceania football community,” Bareman says. The OFC Finance Department has also appointed a new staff member with Danny Sze named as Finance Officer.Sze joins the OFC after a tenure with HSBC and takes up his position immediately.Ends