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BREAKING: Indonesian soccer chief Edy Rahmayadi steps down amid match-fixing scandal

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 20, 2019   /   10:41 am
BREAKING: Indonesian soccer chief Edy Rahmayadi steps down amid match-fixing scandal Edy Rahmayadi announced on Sunday that he had submitted his resignation as chief of the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI). (Kompas.com/Kompas.com)

Edy Rahmayadi announced on Sunday that he had submitted his resignation as chief of the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI).

The announcement was made during the ongoing PSSI annual meeting in Bali, according to the association’s official Twitter account @PSSI.

In the tweet, the PSSI bade farewell to Edy and thanked the former chief for his contribution to Indonesian soccer.

According to Antara news agency, Edy told the congress that he had failed in running the organization and hoped the PSSI would remain solid.

The PSSI is under fire following match-fixing allegations in the Indonesian soccer league. The National Police’s antimatch-fixing task force has named 11 suspects involved in match-fixing cases connected to second-tier Liga 2 and third-tier Liga 3.

The task force has summoned several PSSI officials for questioning, including deputy chief Joko Driyono and secretary-general Ratu Tisha, over the past week. (nkn)