Press Release

#SepakbolaKembali (Football is Back)

Jakarta, 26 Augustus 2021 – Facing the 2021/2022 Indonesian Football Competition (League 1) which is scheduled to be started on 27 August 2021, as a representative of all professional footballers in Indonesia, APPI would like to thank all those who have been involved in the long journey, making all the necessary processes a success, so that National Football Competition is now able to start again.

APPI also expresses its gratitude to all footballers in Indonesia who have shown high sense of solidarity which was previously showed in the #TetapKuat (#staystrong) and #KamiSiapMain  #wearereadytoplay campaigns, which was topped by an open letter to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, regarding the conditions and readiness of footballers to be able to return to the football competition in Indonesia.

We all certainly hope that the 2021/2022 season competition can go well, especially in the implementation of strict health protocols. APPI in particular also advised all of its members, fellow footballers, to be able to continue their commitments to comply the health protocols that have been set by the league organizers.

Although it is still far from the ideal competition which has spectators and fans inside the stadium, APPI advises fellow supporters and football loversy to be able to continue to #staystrong by complying with the health protocols.  #Wearereadytoplay to provide sports entertainment, pursuing the dreams, and of course to support our family. See you all at the game!!


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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.