Find a Foreign Referee, PSSI Explore Some Countries
PSSI is still looking for foreign referees from to lead the League 1 match. So far, the leading referee in League 1 came from Kyrgyzstan and Iran.
“We have already explored several countries such as Japan, Korea and Australia,” said Secretary General of PSSI, Ratu Tisha at the press conference at PSSI office on Tuesday (5/9/2017).
PSSI is preparing some foreign referees to lead a number of League 1 matches. In the first round, there are six referees who each came from Kyrgyzstan and Australia.
Queen Tisha added, for the second round, it is also still looking for foreign referees to lead several matches. So far, Iran and Kyrgyzstan are the countries that donate referees.
The referees are scheduled to start leading the game from 23rd week of League 1. “For this week there is no (foreign referees) first,” he said.
The decision to use foreign referees came after many clubs complained to PSSI over the leadership of local referees. They feel that local courts are unfair in performing their duties.