Indonesia’s Sriwijaya ponder S-League move

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Indonesian giants are considering a move to Singapore’s S-League in response to a controversial change to the Indonesian Super League (ISL) schedule.

The club is said to be disappointed with the decision of Indonesian sport minister Imam Nahrawi, who decided to postpone the 2015 season by two weeks.

The league, which was set to start on February 20, was delayed after Nahrawi along with the country’s Professional Sport Committee (BOPI) announced that several ISL teams did not have pro licenses required by the Asian Football Confederation.

“It’s true that we want to join the S-League,” club secretary Faisal Mursyid told reporters, “but I have explained that this will be an option for us if the ISL doesn’t run [as scheduled].”

Any move to the S-League is unlikely to take place this season, however, as Singapore’s top football competition has already announced its 10 participating clubs, including Malaysia’s Harimau Muda and Brunei DPMM.