Ratu Tisha Steps Down as PSSI Sec-gen in Instagram Announcement

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  • Ratu Tisha Destria resigns from her position as the secretary-general of the Indonesian Football Association on Monday, April 13, 2020. TEMPO/M Taufan Rengganis

    Ratu Tisha Destria resigns from her position as the secretary-general of the Indonesian Football Association on Monday, April 13, 2020. TEMPO/M Taufan Rengganis

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Ratu Tisha Destria has announced she is stepping down from her position as the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) secretary-general. This announcement was made in a sub-two minute video uploaded in her Instagram account. 

    Ratu Tisha, as she is often called, took the position at the PSSI on July 17, 2017. 

    “Dear friends, as of today, Monday, April 13, 2020, I will officially step down as PSSI’s secretary-general. I am deeply thankful to have served fellow PSSI members, football players, coaches, referees, match commissioners. Instructors, and football fans since July 27, 2017,” said Ratu Tisha in her video.

    She also took the opportunity to highlight her career at PSSI. She started by mentioning the partnership that was established with a world-class federation, reestablishing the creative economy, flying the flag for female football leagues, and when Indonesia was picked to host the U-20 Worldcup.

    Ratu Tisha, who replaced Ade Wellington in the 2017 open selection, also encouraged people to continue supporting Indonesia’s football scene and said she had “loved the sport for a thousand years and will continue to love it for a thousand more.”

    Apart from being the PSSI secretary-general, Ratu Tisha also holds the position as the 2019-2023 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) deputy and a committee member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). 

    RINA W.