JAKARTA (21 June 2012) – Andi Mallarangeng, the Indonesian Sports Minister, has promised that the allocated funds will be disbursed to the FA of Indonesia (PSSI) as long as they stick to the fundamentals of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
After months of uncertainty in as far as the future of Indonesian football is concerned, an MOU was signed between the PSSI, KPSI (Indonesia Football Rescue Committee)and also Liga Super Indonesia in the presence of the AFC Task Force. The MOU has at least removed the immediate threat of sanction by FIFA with all parties agreeing to work together for the future of Indonesian football.
“If they remained united and the parties follow the MOU that was signed to the letter, then by all means, we will disburse the fund,” said Andi.
“But we will be monitoring the situation closely and make sure that everything is done according to the terms stipulated.”
The Indonesia national team, all the way down to the age-groups, were facing certain difficulties at the start of this year when the Indonesian Ministry of Sports pulled out their funding due to prolonged division among the football stakeholders in the country.
It is believed that the PSSI have put forward a budget worth IDR 40 miliar (USD 4.4 million ) for every level of the Indonesia national teams from Under-15 to the Under-23 and the senior team.