In the AFC headquarters of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the rivaling factions of Indonesian football gathered together and under the supervision of the AFC Task Force, came out of their meeting with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), an agreement that might be able to save Indonesian football from the possibility of suspension.
FIFA, through the mediation of the AFC, expressed concern on the warring groups (the FIFA-recognized PSSI, the breakaway Indonesian Super League and the KPSI) being a hindrance for the sport in the country and asked them to hash things out on the table, before the June 15 deadline for things to be resolved. The task force is headed by AFC VP HRH Prince Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah and FIFA Executive Committee Member Dato' Worawi Makudi.
The MOU mainly explores the creation of another top-tier football league under the PSSI's auspices, but the ISL will exist autonomously, but eventually will be reintegrated onto the Indonesian football pyramid. In addition, the PSSI Executive Committee members that were expelled during the internal squabbles will be reinstated.
Meanwhile, the government-formed KPSI recognizes the PSSI as the sole governing body of Indonesian football and effectively will be disbanded. FIFA and the AFC will be available to assist in ironing out certain details with regards to statutes and association matters.
With MOU in place, fans of the Merah Putih can breathe easy and focus on the quest for the revenge in the Suzuki Cup later this year.