FIFA has appointed PFF President Mariano “Nonong” Araneta, AFC Executive Committee member, to a joint FIFA-AFC mission tasked to look into the continued interference of Indonesian authorities in the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI).
The FIFA/AFC delegation will be headed by Kohzo Tashima (FIFA Executive Committee member and Japan Football Association Vice President) and H.R.H Prince Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmed Shah (FIFA Executive Committee member and President of the Football Association of Malaysia).
The decision to send the delegation was made during the 25 September 2015 meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee.
Indonesia was suspended by FIFA on 30 May 2015 for serious violations of Articles 13 and 17 of the FIFA Statutes arising from prolonged government interference in the affairs of PSSI. As a result of the suspension, Indonesia cannot participate in the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying matches.
The delegation is expected to submit to FIFA Executive Committee a comprehensive report with recommendations on or before the next FIFA Executive Committee meeting in December 2015.