JAKARTA (29 March 2012) – The FA of Indonesia (PSSI) are not giving up. They are still hoping that they can peacefully reel in the ‘rebel’ Indonesia Super League (ISL) into the fold despite the failures they faced in the last several attempts.
The PSSI have extended another round of talks with ISL representatives scheduled for later today. The only recognised official league under PSSI is the Liga Premier Indonesia (LPI).
“At the AFC Exco meeting last week, Djohar Arifin Husin (the president of the PSSI) has been repeatedly asked to find reconciliation to the ISL problem. It would see that the AFC understand the situation in Indonesia although they only recognised that there is only one PSSI and that the president is Djohar,” said Bernhard Limbong, the chief of the PSSI reconciliatory team.
“The PSSI have six months before the next Exco meeting of the AFC where we hope by then, all clubs in the ISL would be back under the umbrella of the PSSI. We are serious on overcoming this issue of dualism, so I hope the ISL will take heed.”