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Football: Complaints continue as Indonesian FA sacks general secretary

Published on Feb 28, 2013 4:21 PM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) sacked its secretary general, local media reported on Thursday, the latest controversial twist in a two-year struggle for power that shows no sign of abating.

Six of the 11 PSSI executive committee members met on Wednesday and opted to remove Halim Mahfudz and replace him with Hadiyandra, the Jakarta Post reported.

"The (PSSI) chairman (Djohar) said he could no longer cooperate with the former secretary-general," executive committee member Tony Apriliani told the newspaper.

Indonesian football has been ripped apart by the fighting between the PSSI and the Indonesian Soccer Rescue Committee (KPSI) which resulted in the populous southeast Asian nation having two domestic leagues and two national teams.

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