| JAKARTA (20 June 2009) – The Indonesia Education League (LPI) has now formed an integral part in the future of Indonesian football.
Subardi, the head of Indonesian Amateur Football under PSSI (Indonesian FA), feels that the education league will be a prime mover in national football as it has the capacity to improve player quality and expanding infrastructure.
“The important factor is that the education league must be professionally run,” said Subardi.
“The programme must also be imbued with the right coaching technique where they must be handed to the teachers in a consistent fashion. They must be taught how to run the competition.”
“The LPI is a long term programme which involves not only the PSSI but also the Education Ministry and also the office of the Indonesian President.”
The LPI was recently launched by Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president of Indonesia and where he has decided that the President’s