AFF U-19 Cup, PSSI still need funds

Cover La Nyalla Mahmud Mattaliti (in)

Jakarta, Sigmanews - PSSI is trying to hold additional funds matches AFF U-19 Cup in 2013 in the Gelora Delta Sidoarjo and Gresik Petrochemical coined on 9-10 September.

Vice Chairman of PSSI, La Nyalla Mahmud Mattaliti says, the parent organization of the national soccer just get endless funds amounting to Rp1 billion from Southeast Asia Football Federation (AFF).

Operational costs for AFF U-19 Cup reach the Rp6 billion. According to La Nyalla, PSSI is working to find additional funds to cover the shortfall. But the steps that must be taken to explore one of the national television station.

"We continue to strive to find a sponsor. One of them through the television broadcasting rights, "said La Nyalla.

U-19 national team in Group B. Evan Dimas and his friends will meet with Brunei Darussalam, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. While Group A filled six teams, namely Laos, the Philippines, Australia, East Timor, Singapore and Cambodia.

PSSI had originally wanted to use the Gelora Bung Tomo in Surabaya as a venue. But rents were too expensive to be a cause of why AFF U-19 do not use the GBT as place.

According Goal Indonesia, to lease the stadium GBT Surabaya is quite expensive. For the match at an international level like this, AFF Pemkot Surabaya give rents of Rp70 million.

Editor : en