Overhaul Football Competition System, President Jokowi Tells PSSI

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 16 Desember 2019
Category: News
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President Jokowi, accompanied by Minister of Youth and Sports and Cabinet Secretary, welcomes central board of the PSSI at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (16/12). Photo by: Rahmat/PR.

The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) should make a significant improvement in football competition, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

“(The PSSI) should improve football competition system and provide youth football development to generate young talents,” the President said during a meeting with the central board of the PSSI and its chairman Police Commissioner General Iriawan at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (16/12).

On that occasion, the President also asked the association  to support the country’s preparation to host the U-20 World Cup in 2021.

“Everything should be well-prepared, including the promotion of the event, transportation, accommodation, and football stadiums,” President Jokowi said.

For the record, FIFA picked Indonesia to host the 2021 U-20 World Cup, beating out bids from Brazil and Peru. The biennial event is set to be held from 20 May to 11 June 2021. (TGH/RAH/ES)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Ersan Pamungkas

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