Indonesian government lift football ban

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The Indonesian government through Sports and Youth Ministry has decided to lift suspension on the country’s football association () before congress on May 13.

FIFA had warned that they would continue to impose the international ban on the South-East Asian nation if their government had not backed down by the close of business.

The decision to lift suspension on PSSI was announced on Tuesday following a warning letter from FIFA and also in order to obey the Indonesian Supreme Court’s verdict which previously rejected the government’s cassation.

“We have signed the letter to lift suspension on PSSI, because we respect the Supreme Court’s verdict as well as FIFA’s commitment, who will guide us to reform our football,” Imam Nahrawi, the Sports Minister, told reporters.

It’s been nearly a year since FIFA slapped Indonesia with a ban from international football, leaving players, coaches and clubs in limbo.

The suspension came out after a feud between PSSI and Sports Ministry which saw saw the country’s top-flight tournament, known as Indonesia Super League (ISL) suspended.