JAKARTA (29 Nov 2011) – The FA of Indonesia (PSSI) have threatened sanctions against breakaway teams who plan to join the Indonesian Super League (ISL) as opposed to the official Indonesian Premier League (IPL).
“Even though it has not been decided yet, we will make sure that there will be sanctions meted out to those teams who decide to join the unofficial league,” said Sihar Sitorus, the chairman of the PSSI Competition Committee.
The issue of sanctions cropped up this week after several teams decide against playing in the IPL, a case in point, when Persipura Jayapura, Persib Bandung and Sriwijaya FC who all decided to play in the final of the Inter Island Cup (IIC) 2011.
The IIC is organised by the ISL.
The other teams which are facing sanctions are Persidafon Dafonsoro, PSM Makassar, Mitra Kukar, Persisam Samarinda, Persiba Balikpapan, Persela Lamongan, Persiwa Wamena, Deltras Sidoarjo, PSPS Pekanbaru and Pelita Jaya.