PT Liga Indonesia and PSSI have hosted celebrities and football industry conglomerates

MEDIALNEWS.COM – JAKARTA. Celebrities and conglomerates are increasingly interested in participating in the football business. The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) and PT Liga Indonesia Baru (LIB) have welcomed the phenomenon.

PT LIB CEO Akhmad Hadian Lukita said celebrity and conglomerate investments have made the domestic football industry more attractive. With a large injection of funds and adequate promotion, it is hoped that the Indonesian football competition will be higher.

“With several celebrities who have entered football club owners, in my opinion this is very positive. Hopefully it will make football more interesting and the matches will become more competitive,” Akhmad said when contacted by id, Sunday (11/4).

Moreover, after its collapse due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Indonesian football industry must work hard to get the wheels of competition and its economy back on track. Akhmad is also convinced that the Indonesian football industry will be more forward looking after the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Optimistic, but we have to work hard. Due to the pandemic, many parts of football are almost paralyzed and must be rebuilt with conditions. new normal, “He continued.

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Concerning the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 competitions, PT LIB is preparing a competition intended to allow it to stand even in a period of a pandemic. PT LIB is also preparing permits, including permits for the National Police Headquarters. “The proposal is expected to be finalized next week. The Ligue 1 plan is at the end of June or early July. La Liga 2 plans one to two weeks after Ligue 1 kick off. “Akhmad said.

Contacted separately, PSSI Acting Secretary General Yunus Nusi said Ligue 1 was due to start in June. While La Liga 2 is scheduled for July.

The decision to launch La Liga 1 and La Liga 2 will be discussed further together stakeholders related, namely PT LIB and the clubs of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. “When will it start, it will be discussed again between PSSI-LIB, Liga 1 and Liga 2. There is still a need for new meetings for this competition, ”he told Kontan., Friday (9/4).

PSSI will also be holding an annual conference in May. Yunus said the forum will discuss a lot of things, including the 2021-2022 season competition.

Yunus is optimistic that the soccer leagues in Indonesia can unfold like leagues in Europe and Asia are already underway. The Indonesian football industry is also expected to resume operations, which will be boosted by the economic recovery and vaccination against Covid-19.

“I am sure that global economic growth including Indonesia will see positive growth this year. In addition, the vaccination program will continue. I think that if the economy grows, football will also be more active. Advertising or sponsorships will also enter PSSI, LIB and clubs, ”he said.


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