AFF delegates pose during the federation's meeting in Bali on Saturday (23/09). (Photo courtesy of PSSI)

PSSI's Joko Driyono Appointed AFF Vice President


SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

Jakarta. Joko Driyono, deputy chairman of the Indonesian Football Association, or PSSI, was appointed vice president of the Asean Football Federation on Saturday (23/09).

The nomination was settled at the AFF's extraordinary meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, after Vietnam Football Association vice president Tran Quoc Tuan gave up the position to become the federation's executive committee member.

"Joko is not new to football. He is dedicated and has plenty of new ideas to grow the sport in the Southeast Asian region," AFF secretary general Dato Sri Azzudin said in a statement.

Meanwhile, PSSI secretary general Ratu Tisha Destria was appointed as the AFF's alternate council member.

At the 12th AFF Council Meeting on Saturday, the organization also recognized the achievements of several figures devoted to promoting football in the region.

Indonesian Kardono was awarded "AFF Dato Sri Paul Mony Live Service Award" for his contribution, commitment and dedication to the sport, when between 1983 and 1991 he was serving as PSSI chairman and the first AFF president.

Four Indonesian footballers, Kurnia Meiga, Rizki Pora, Stefano Lilipaly and Boaz Salossa were among the recipients of "AFF Best XI" for their performance during the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup, where Indonesia finished second, behind Thailand.

Winger Andik Vermansyah won the "AFF Best Goal" award, for his volley that found the net in the tournament's group stage match versus Singapore.