Indonesia FA could be investigated for barring footballers from playing in Malaysia

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) can open investigations on the Indonesia Football Association (PSSI) following the rule that the association had barred Indonesian players from joining clubs in Malaysia.

For the time being no action can be taken because it is still just a proposal,” AFC Secretary-General, Datuk Windsor Paul John, said, as quoted by the New Straits Times.

“If it becomes a rule, then AFC need to look and see what is really meant and if it is against Fifa’s and AFC regulations, then we can commence investigations because players are free to play for just about any club in any country.”

Earlier, PSSI president Edy Rahmayadi reportedly voiced his objection to the decision of several Indonesian players who joined Malaysia clubs.

He insisted that the moves could affect the preparation of the national team when they host the Asian Games in August.