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Jakarta: A two-day bilateral meeting between the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) concluded recently at the PSSI Headquarters in the capital of Indonesia.

Several key issues were discussed during the meeting which was focused on PSSI’s recently endorsed Strategic Development Plan for the development of football in Indonesia.

Directors of various key AFC departments were led by AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John who urged the Indonesian football officials to make up the lost time because of governance issues and march forward towards a new era of football development.  

“PSSI is an important AFC Member Association and Indonesia has huge football potential. The AFC wants PSSI to tap into this potential and move ahead since the internal turmoil of the PSSI is a thing of the past and Indonesian football is in the able hands of President Lt. General Edy Rahmayadi,” said Dato’ Windsor, who promised unconditional support from the AFC for the development of Indonesian football.

President Rahmayadi also vowed to leave no stone unturned for the development of Indonesian football and make Indonesia a football powerhouse in the future.

“We have been working relentlessly after I was elected back in November last year and with this team as well as help from the AFC, I am confident that we will be able to achieve our target of bringing Indonesia back on the football map,” said the PSSI President.  

The immediate priorities of the PSSI are to improve the standard and number of coaches, produce more quality referees and develop youth football nationwide.

PSSI was suspended by FIFA back in April 2015 for more than a year and was engulfed in internal turmoil before a fresh election for the office bearers were conducted in November 2016.

The association organised an Ordinary Congress in January this year with the slogan of ‘reconciliation’ which endorsed the Vision and Mission of the organisation and at the same time brought back the individuals and clubs suspended by previous officials back into the Indonesian football family.  

Photo: PSSI

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