Unmitigated, Sunarso called the smooth journey of the BRI Liga 1 title as a new history in the world of Indonesian football. The return of this competition also creates a strong multiplier effect / Photo: Liga Indonesia Baru
BRI President Director Sunarso said the readiness of all stakeholders to carry out the BRI Liga 1 event could run well despite facing various challenging conditions, especially the pandemic situation. The success of organizing BRI Liga 1, said Sunarso, has also become a means of proving it to the international community.
“This success is proof to the international community that Indonesia is able to hold a big event in the midst of a pandemic. We congratulate and thank PSSI, PT. LIB, Kemenpora, all participating BRI Liga 1 clubs, players, staff and supporters throughout Indonesia so that the competition can run smoothly,” said Sunarso.
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Unmitigated, Sunarso said the trip was smooth BRI League 1 referred to as a new history in the world of homeland football. The return of this competition also creates a strong multiplier effect.
“From an economic perspective, the implementation of BRI Liga 1 has succeeded in becoming a driving force for the economy, especially in the national football industry and MSMEs involved in the football industry. The implementation of the BRI Liga 1 competition can also have a positive impact on the achievements of the Indonesian national team, where the Indonesian national team is able to penetrate the 2021 AFF Final, as well as increasing the ranking of the Indonesian national team in FIFA, from previously at position 175 to currently ranked 160, “said Sunarso.
As is known, this competition was vacuumed for more than a year in 2020-2021. As a result, research by the Institute for Economic and Community Research, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI) published in 2020 stated that economic losses from the cessation of domestic football reached IDR 2.7 trillion to IDR 3 trillion per year. In addition, there are about 24 thousand people who are directly involved in the national football industry.
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The presence of BRI in the BRI Liga 1 season 2021-2022 brings optimism to the football industry players and MSMEs. Moreover, Sunarso said that BRI Liga 1 has received high enthusiasm from all football lovers in Indonesia.