Football is the most popular sports game in Indonesia.
Because of this, many politicians have made efforts to join the management of the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI), so that they can be popular and people want to elect them in the general election, or perhaps the President would want to pick them as Cabinet Minister or other governmental positions.
I believe that's the reason why so many people have nominated themselves as candidate Chairman of PSSI which will be elected during its congress in Jakarta this Friday and Saturday.
The most ambitious were Army Chief of Staff General George Toisutta and businessman Arifin Panigoro, that when their candidacies were rejected by the world football federation FIFA, they appealed with the Court of Sport Arbitration (CAS) tribunal in Switzerland.
Their persistence has made the caretaker of PSSI i.e. General (Ret.) Agum Gumelar very angry and accused General Toisutta of using the military institution to force his way into the PSSI leadership.
Considering that the conflict in PSSI's leadership has been going on for too long, I hope that all the candidates would give priority to what is best for PSSI and the development of football in Indonesia.
I also hope that General Toisutta and businessman Arifin Panigoro would let others who are more skilled in matters related to football to lead PSSI.