PSSI Set Joko Driyono As Temporary Chairman

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Monday, February 19 2018 - 21:53 IWST

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PSSI (Foto Dok - The Executive Committee of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) has appointed PSSI Vice Chairman Joko Driyono as the PSSI chairman as the PSSI Chairman Edy Rahmayadi's leave of consent.

According to Chief of Staff of General Chairman / Vice Chairman II PSSI Iwan Budianto, the decision was reached in the executive committee meeting PSSI.

"Brother Joko Driyono will be the chief executive officer of PSSI from the day of the decision until 30 June 2018," said Iwan in the Office of PSSI, Jakarta, Sunday (18/2/2018)

Edy Rahmayadi has been on leave from February 12 to June 30, 2018 because he is currently undergoing a regional head election process, in which the Commander of the Army Strategic Command (Komando Strategis Angkatan Darat (Pangkostrad)) ran for Governor of North Sumatra.

For information, currently the North Sumatra election is undergoing campaign period before election day on June 27, 2018.

Edy's decision to take leave of his duties as chairman of PSSI was appreciated by the executive committee of PSSI.

"We appreciate his policy for the organization to be maintained independently, apart from political interests," said Iwan.

While related to his new position, Joko Driyono describes himself as a pilot who brought a plane called PSSI

"So the pilot's job is to make sure the airplanes stay on track, always to focus," said Joko.

That is, said Joko, as the executor of the task of chairman of PSSI himself will still bring the organization running in accordance with the established program, mainly refers to the results of the congress PSSI held in January 2018.

It was also confirmed by PSSI Secretary General Ratu Tisha Destria. Tisha ensures the preparation of the national team for the 2018 Asian Games will not be disrupted as the training camp and test schedule are carefully developed.

Associated with the chairman's leave, Ratu revealed PSSI has prepared a report to FIFA to be sent Monday (19/2) morning.

Throughout 2018, Indonesia will host the Asian Games and the seven ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) tournaments, as well as the AFC Cup final. (Ant)

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