Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
PSSI Chairman Erick Thohir also commented on President Joko Widodo’s outpouring of heart, who admitted that he was dizzy because of taking care of football.
Erick revealed this on his Instagram account on Sunday (2/4) evening WIB. He inserted a comment when uploading the moment Jokowi spoke at the DPP National Mandate Party DPP Ramadan Gathering event, Jakarta, on Sunday afternoon.
Jokowi said that he had fought to win the 2023 U-20 World Cup against dozens of countries. Preparations have been made for three years.
The government has also signed an agreement with FIFA when appointed as the host. The head of the area that is hosting the event has also signed a similar agreement.
“The ball thing has really bothered me for the past two weeks because of the ball, it’s really dizzy. Because whatever it is, it’s very difficult to be the host,” said Jokowi.
Erick Thohir responded to Jokowi’s statement. The man who is also the Minister of BUMN implies that he is also tired, just like Jokowi.
“Same, sir,” Erick wrote on his Instagram account.
Erick Thohir became the figure who lobbied FIFA President Gianni Infantino so that Indonesia could still hold the 2023 U-20 World Cup in Doha, Qatar. It’s just that this effort was not successful because FIFA decided to cancel the 2023 U-20 World Cup in Indonesia due to the rejection that arose regarding the participation of the Israeli national team.
After Indonesia canceled holding the 2023 U-20 World Cup, Erick Thohir was now given two assignments by Jokowi. The first is to make a blue map for the transformation of national football and immediately meet again with FIFA so that Indonesia can avoid FIFA sanctions.