Thohir appointed head of Indonesia’s football federation as president calls for ‘total reform’

Erick Thohir (L) with German football's Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (R), July 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Lionel Ng/Getty Images for ICC)

Erick Thohir, the prominent Indonesian businessman, politician and sports administrator, has been appointed head of the Indonesian football federation (the PSSI).

Thohir is best known internationally for his previous ownership of football clubs Inter Milan and DC United, and stake in NBA team the Philadelphia 76ers. He is an influential figure within Indonesian politics, currently the government's Minister of State-Owned Enterprises and with a close relationship with Indonesia's president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. Thohir ran Widodo's 2019 re-election campaign.

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