Wow! PSSI Receives IDR 86 Billion Assistance from FIFA, What is it used for?


Chairman of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) Erick Thohir. Photo: ANTARA FOTO/Indrianto Eko Suwarso/YU

JAKARTA – The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) received fresh funds from the International Football Federation (FIFA) to improve national football. Its value reached 5.6 million US dollars or the equivalent of Rp. 86 billion.

This was conveyed directly by the General Chairperson (Ketum) of PSSI, Erick Thohir, at a press conference in Jakarta, Wednesday (8/3/2023). Erick said that this amount of money was given to fix various things, including building a training camp.

“From the meeting with FIFA, they have the Forward 3.0 program, from that program we get the blessing of building a training camp assisted by FIFA worth USD 5.6 million (Rp. 86.47 billion),” said Erick Thohir.

With this program, it is hoped that football in Indonesia will be better in competition and coaching. PSSI also promised to collaborate with all parties to achieve this goal.

“What is the Forward Program? It expects competition in the country including coaching must also run. For this Forward Module, I and the deputy chairperson will push for the same system as ASprov,” he added.

Later, PSSI will also not monitor the development of its own football. FIFA will also evaluate how the program has been implemented for the development of Indonesian football in the future.

“So when Asprov (Provincial Association) receives coaching funds from PSSI, there will be columns for it. Guidance that they do later FIFA will also assess. We try to reflect on FIFA,” he concluded.


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