National Police and PSSI Vow to Take Firm Action Against the Football Mafia in Indonesia

- 21 February 2023 00:52 WIB
National Police Chief Gen. Police Listyo Sigit Prabowo. (JakartaDaily/Police Public Relations)
National Police Chief Gen. Police Listyo Sigit Prabowo. (JakartaDaily/Police Public Relations)

JAKARTADAILY.ID - National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo stated that he is ready to work together with the newly elected PSSI General Chair Erick Thohir in organizing football that is much better and Fair Play. Among them are efforts to eradicate and suppress match-fixing.

"We, the National Police, are ready to fully support and have prepared the Anti-Mafia Football Task Force to oversee this policy," Sigit said at the Gelora Bung Karno Media Center (GBK), Jakarta, Sunday 19 February 2023.

Sigit hopes that efforts to establish Fair Play football will really materialize. So that these players can be prepared to face championships both at national and international levels.

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"And of course, the Anti-Mafia Football Task Force will continue to oversee every event both in League 1, 2, and 3 as well as all football events that will be held by PSSI," said the former National Police Head of Criminal Investigation.

With the same enthusiasm and synergy from PSSI and the National Police, Sigit is optimistic that, in the future, the goal of realizing Indonesian football according to FIFA standards will be carried out well.

"Apart from supporting the score game eradication program, we also support the implementation of Indonesian football to be better and according to FIFA standards," said Sigit.

Sigit emphasized that his party has experience in operating the Anti-Mafia Football Task Force in the 2018-2020 period.

At that time, there were 18 suspects who were processed both from the organization and match management including players and intermediaries. Even now, said Sigit, there are 15 sub-tasks of the Anti-Mafia Bola formed and spread throughout the region.

"I think according to what is the policy of the new Ketum PSSI to involve the Task Force, we will continue to strengthen it," said Sigit.

Going deeper, Sigit revealed, in realizing a much better Indonesian football, the National Police had invited speakers from Coventry University, England, to provide competition management training.

Not only that, Sigit said, the National Police had also issued Police Regulation (Perpol) Number 10 of 2022 Concerning Security for Organizing Sports Competitions.

With this in mind, it is hoped that they will be able to organize football security activities properly according to FFA standards. This includes conducting risk assessment and management including the safety of spectators and players.

"We also carry out training by presenting experts from Coventry University, England to provide an understanding of members, including members of the New Indonesia League (LIB). We hope that we can transfer knowledge and really improve the pattern of better security," said the former Banten Regional Police Chief.


Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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