Representatives from football’s international governing body FIFA will come to Jakarta this week to help address problems within the country’s PSSI football association.
A letter from FIFA to Indonesia’s youth and sport ministry revealed that a joint delegation from FIFA and Asian governing body AFC “will visit Jakarta on April 10 and 11 to help settle scores of problems.”
Indonesian football has had to deal with several issues lately, including the resignation of PSSI chairman Edy Rahmayadi and a match-fixing scandal that has seen acting PSSI chairman Joko Driyono detained by police, and 15 other officials implicated in the scandal affair.
In its letter, FIFA offered to have meetings with top officials from the PSSI and the country’s government.
Previously, Secretary of Indonesian Youth and Sport Ministry Gatot S. Dewa Broto said that Indonesia would welcome the visit of FIFA representatives and their involvement in seeking to address the problems faced by the PSSI.
“We are glad that FIFA is to send delegates for talks with the Indonesian government about the PSSI which is facing difficulties at present,” said Gatot.