JAKARTA (29 April 2015) – Following the continued dilemma which is facing Indonesian football currently, German Bundesliga side Werder Bremen have decided to shelve plans for a friendly in Jakarta in May.
“We were very advanced in our planning, but under these conditions there are too many questions which have been raised and there are too many question marks,” said Werder’s Chief Executive Officer Klaus Filbry to AFP.
“Internationally, we want to show ourselves at our best, but it won’t be possible this time. So in this respect, we have changed our plans at short notice.”
The Indonesian FA (PSSI) are currently at loggerheads with the Indonesian Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The Ministry have taken issue with the inclusion of clubs Arema Cronus and Persebaya Surabaya in the 18-team Indonesian Super League or which is now known as the BNQ League after the two failed to furnish the necessary taxation documentations.
This led to the BNQ League being suspended after playing just three matches.