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I will stay in charge, says PSSI chief

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  01:44 am
Dream on: Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) chief Edy Rahmayadi (right) shares a stage with secretary-general Ratu Tisha while explaining the association’s program and Indonesian soccer’s achievements in Medan, North Sumatra on Wednesday. PSSI plans to push for the Under-16 team to qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris and the 2030 FIFA World Cup.(Antara/Septianda Perdana)(PSSI) chief Edy Rahmayadi (right) shares a stage with secretary-general Ratu Tisha while explaining the association’s program and Indonesian soccer’s achievements in Medan, North Sumatra on Wednesday. PSSI plans to push for the Under-16 team to qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris and the 2030 FIFA World Cup.(Antara/Septianda Perdana)

Dream on: Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) chief Edy Rahmayadi (right) shares a stage with secretary-general Ratu Tisha while explaining the association’s program and Indonesian soccer’s achievements in Medan, North Sumatra on Wednesday. PSSI plans to push for the Under-16 team to qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris and the 2030 FIFA World Cup.(Antara/Septianda Perdana)Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI) chief Edy Rahmayadi has dug in his heels, saying he will not step down from his position despite public pressure amid a stumbling national team and a match-fixing case in the country’s second-tier league.

The North Sumatra governor and former Army Strategic Reserves commander said he would stay in the position until his term ends in 2020.

“I wanted to step down, but not anymore. I’ve changed my mind, and I want to end my duty in 2020,” Edy told jour...