Ponaryo Astaman, head of the Indonesian Football Players Association (APPI), admitted that the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) decision to cancel the country’s first and second tier tournaments, League 1 and 2, came as no surprise with the rising number of COVID-19 Cases. Most players have been prepared for a cancellation since the pandemic began in Indonesia in March last year. They are now excited to find out what’s next for them in terms of competitions, which remains unclear, he added. “It was difficult news, but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, we finally got some certainty out of this absurd situation,” Ponaryo told the Jakarta Post on Thursday. PSSI boss Mochamad Iriawan recently announced the cancellation of competitions for 2020-2021, citing the pandemic as the main reason …

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