TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Deputy Chairperson of the Referees Committee of the PSSI, Hasani Abdulgani, said that he had "secret" methods to monitor the performance of referees and the assistants in the league, including League One of Indonesia 2020.
"We have new equipments, and use several things to "clean up" our soccer league. However, I can not say it through the media," Hasani said in Jakarta on Wednesday.
According to the man who also serves as commissioner of PT LIB, this was done to detect dirty practice such as match-fixing (setting up scores before the match, predeterming the result).
Hasani asserted that PSSI wants to make the national soccer becomes healthier and more competitive.
"If there are referees who still tempted to take prohibited acts, he will be prosecuted," said Hasani. "If they still want to be 'naughty' there will be an Anti-soccer mafia task force who will separate them from their family for approximately four years."
Besides that method, another way for the PSSI Referee Committee to prevent match-fixing is to increase the salary. Hasani said the increase in referees and their assistant's salaries reached 38 percent.
"The salary increase is up to 38 percent. Later on, referees in League Two will also get a raise," Hasani said.
The Referee Committee is still processing the selection of the referees and line judges for League One Indonesia 2020.
League One Indonesia 2020 takes place from 29 February to 31 October 2020. As many as 18 teams will participate in League One 2020, including three promotion clubs from 2019 League Two that is Persik Kediri, Persita Tangerang, and Persiraja Banda Aceh.
Antara | Galuh Kurnia Ramadhani (Intern Translator)