PSSI Chairman’s Explanation of Postponement of U-23 Rules in League 1 Chairman of Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), Edy Rahmayadi, spoke about the suspension of U-23 players in League 1 rules.
According to Edy, when created, the regulation was based on the spirit to nourish the seeds of young players in the framework of coaching.
According to him, young players need hours to fly in the league. From this process, the coach can see potential young players.
“The goal, we capture players through the league,” said Edy Rahmayadi while monitoring the training camp concentration in Bali, Thursday (6/7/2017).
According to him, proven, with the application of this rule, U-22 national team coach managed to capture players from the league. Furthermore, after the coach has captured players, the league rules are back to normal as set out in FIFA’s statutes.
The mandatory rule of listing the five U-23s is against the FIFA statute. However, it has provided an explanation of the application of the rules and FIFA can understand.
Furthermore, Edy said, League 1 competition will run normally without any rules about age. This policy will effectively run in the second round of League 1.
“If you get a player, coaching does not return the club, but directly by the coach,” said Edy.
Previously, the operator of League 1, PT Liga Indonesia Baru (LIB), through letter number 155 / LIB / VI / 2017 dated June 29, 2017, suspended the implementation of the rules of U-23 players in League 1.
In the letter, it was mentioned that the reason for the suspended U-23 players regulation was that PSSI considered some things related to the decision, that is because there is no selection process for players because the national team squad for SEA Games 2017 and AFC U-23 Champhionship 2018 Qualifiers have been registered to AFC .
It is also explained that the rules of U-23 players are temporarily removed because of considering the fairness aspect of the competition.
This is because the number of players taken from each club is uneven and maintains the quality and popularity of the competition due to the calling of the best U-23 players to the national team.