Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo on the Inauguration of the 2017 Presidents Cup Football Tournament, 4 February 2017, in Sleman, Special Region of Yogyakarta
Unofficial English Translation
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Peace and prosperity be upon all of us,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Today we gather here to open the Presidents Cup Tournament Series.
We hope that the Presidents Cup footbal tournament this year could become the momentum of the revival of our national football and a more professional football team management.
I want our national football game to become a unifying game, I repeat, a unifying game, an achievement-oriented game and a healthy entertainment for all people of Indonesia.
Congratulations to the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI). By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I declare the 2017 Presidents Cup Football Tournament open.
Good luck to both PSS Sleman football team and PersipuraJayapura football team for the match today!
Wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (PR Cabinet Secretariat) (VF/MUR/YM/Naster)