PSSI Secretary General becomes AFF's first female VP

PSSI Secretary General becomes AFF's first female VP

Secretary General of All-Indonesia Football Association (PSSI) Ratu Tisha Destria (Antara foto/Michael Siahaan)

Destria was appointed to the post after AFF held an extraordinary congress in Laos Saturday (June 22, 2019), according to the PSSI official website Monday.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Secretary General of the All-Indonesia Football Association (PSSI), Ratu Tisha Destria, has been appointed a vice president of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) from 2019-2023, making her the first Southeast Asian woman to hold the post. Destria was appointed to the post after AFF held an extraordinary congress in Laos Saturday (June 22, 2019), according to the PSSI official website Monday.

The other two people appointed as AFF vice presidents are Prince Sufri Bolkiah, who is the president of the Brunei Darussalam Football Association, and Lim Kia Tong, who is the president of Singapore Football.

"I say congratulations to the three figures on their appointment as new vice presidents. They come with a lot of experience and will contribute widely to the development of the AFF.in the future. We now have a dynamic team. We are determined to bring the AFF to the higher level of achievement," AFF President for the 2019-203 term, Major General Khiev Sameth of Cambodia said.

Dato Sri Francisco Kalbuadi Lay of Timor Leste had earlier been appointed as the AFF vice president in March 2019.

The appointment of Ratu Tisha to the post of AFF vice president has added to the achievements of her career in the football world.

She is also the first woman to hold the post of PSSI secretary general since the association was established on April 19, 1930.

She was also once director of the Gelora Trisula Semesta (GTS) competition, the operator of Torabika Soccer Championship (TSC) tournament 2016 which replaced Liga Indonesia when PSSI was still subjected to FIFA sanctions.

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