Press Release

APPI General Manager’s Resignation

Jakarta, 7 Juni 2021 — Asosiasi Pesepakbola Profesional Indonesia (APPI) announced the resignation of Ponaryo Astaman as the association’s General Manager. The resignation letter has officially been submitted since April 20th 2021 and approved by the Executive Committee (Exco) of APPI on May 25th 2021 after the Accountability Report hearing. As of June 1st, 2021 Ponaryo Astaman has officially resigned as General Manager of APPI.

“We have received his resignation letter since April 2021. After hearing and  reviewing his Accountability Report, we approved and acknowledged his resignation from APPI on June 1st 2021.” – Firman Utina, APPI President.

Previously, Ponaryo Astaman served as President of the APPI Executive Committee for the 2012-2017 term and was later appointed as General Manager for the 2018-2021 term. APPI would like to express sincere gratitude for all contributions made and hoping Ponaryo Astaman to continue making positive contributions to national football in the future.

As the Acting General Manager, APPI Exco, by  acclamation,  has officially appointed Mohamad Hardika Aji, who previously served as Secretary General of APPI since 2018. The position of Acting General Manager will be held until the end of 2018-2021 management’s term, on 31 December 2021, at the latest. The Acting General Manager will be directly supervised by APPI Exco. 

“After approving his Accountability Report, and reporting the resignation of Ponaryo Astaman to FIFPRO, APPO Exco has officially acknowledged his resignation from APPI. This term will be ended on 31 December 2021, and Mohamad Hardika Aji, who previously served as APPI General Secretary and Financial Committee of FIFPRO Asia/Ocenia Division, will fill the position as the Acting General Manager of APPI until the end of term.” – Andritany Ardhiyasa, APPI Vice President.

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About APPI

Asosiasi Pesepakbola Profesional Indonesia (APPI) was officially formed in 2008. The vision and mission of APPI is to provide protection and education to Indonesian professional footballers and build solidarity between footballers. APPI is a key member of FIFPRO and FIFPRO is the only World Footballers Association recognized by FIFA. In Indonesia, APPI has also been registered as an association organization and has been legalized by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.