PSSI Competition Committee by the chairman is Sihar Sitorus, asserted that Indonesia League will be followed by 24 clubs. "Participants in the top level of competition is 24 teams 2011-12 season. Consisting of 14 teams last season, 4 teams and 6 teams extra promotions," said Sihar.
Sihar added, related decision, the AFC will conduct inspections during the next two weeks, starting 30 September 2011. But the result will not affect the participation of the clubs participants Indonesia Super League (ISL) last season that has been previously set by PSSI.
According Sihar, the results of the AFC inspection labels only the club determine whether appropriate standards of the Asian Champions League or not. Although the visit AFC extended from the initial schedule, September 26, PSSI will be followed to ensure the competition 24 teams.
"The amount will not decrease anymore, only the labels are changed. The AFC will announce whether the 24 club labeled ACL (Asian Champions League) or non-ACL," said Sihar. "If it does not pass, the champion was not able to join the ACL. What is clear, every choice there must be consequences and risks that we face."
PSSI also can not decide the competition schedule which was set to be rolled starting October 9, 2011. Sihar predict next season's competition was completed in October 2012.
Ambiguity start the competition shows a large question mark about the quality of League Indonesia later. If it was begun in October, the practical preparation of the teams just a month to wade through a longer competition.
Imagine, with 24 teams participating, then each team must play as many as 46 times a home-away. Fatigue, swelling of funds and the thes competition schedule can not be avoided. Remember, Indonesia is very large territory, whereas the teams that competed from Aceh to Papua."The amount will not decrease anymore, only the labels are changed. The AFC will announce whether the 24 club labeled ACL (Asian Champions League) or non-ACL," said Sihar. "If it does not pass, the champion was not able to join the ACL. What is clear, every choice there must be consequences and risks that we face."
ISL last season that was held under PT Liga Indonesia. That Joko was already very dizzy Driyono schedule, especially if there are outlaw the party and the game was finished because of force majeure. Not infrequently ISL last season's play-action game full week: from Monday to Sunday.
National football lovers happy because almost every day there is a football game. But, the players tired because their muscles will stress of being forced to play more than twice a week. Remarkably, the ISL can be completed in the next 9 months. That the composition of the ISL followed by 18 clubs.
Next season with a composition of 24 clubs, is not wrong if Sihar expect this competition will take place one year a new alias ends in October 2012. European leagues had never completed more than 9 months.
Because the players are not robots. They also need entertainment. In addition, European clubs also have to follow the Champions League and Europa League final which is usually held in May.
(sources : vivanews.com, and google.co.id)