Jakarta, Nov 11 (IANS) The Indonesian football association (PSSI) has elected Lt. General Edy Rahmayadi as chairman, a move expected to pave a reform in PSSI following internal conflicts.
Rahmayadi, the chief of the country’s army strategic reserve command, was on Thursday elected as PSSI chairman for the period of 2016 to 2020, replacing La Nyala Mattaliti, said Agum Gumelar, chairman of the committee for the election, reports Xinhua.
Rahmayadi secured more than fifty percent of votes during the election at Mercure Hotel, Gumelar said.
“I declare the result of the poll is valid. Hopefully, this soccer association will be improved in the near future,” Gumelar added.
Six candidates took part in the election for the chairmanship after three aborted their participation, Gumelar informed.
The PSSI has been freed from FIFA sanction, which had exiled it from international events, as it has insisted to conduct a reform on the organisation.
Get all the news and other interesting details about the upcoming T20 tri-series (Nidahas Trophy) featuring India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Follow an download IPL 2018 schedule. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to stay connected with all the news related to the league. Also, check live score and you can subsequently download the Sportzwiki cricket app for Android to stay updated.