JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Indonesian football industry is in a state of flux.
The league season is in full swing, the FIFA rankings are in their final stages, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup is a year away.
But while all that is happening, the Indonesian Football Association is still struggling to find a balance.
The club has been a beneficiary of the transfer window and the new rules introduced by FIFA, which allows clubs to pay players as little as 5 percent of their previous transfer fee.
But the club is not seeing a huge benefit from it.
“The biggest benefit of the new transfer rules has been for the players, but there is still a gap of money in the balance sheet,” Jokowi told reporters on Tuesday.
“We have already spent $30 million on players and this is the second biggest sum in the club budget, but we are still struggling with the situation.”
In an interview with a national newspaper in June, the club president, Mulya Nusret, claimed that he would like to be able to pay more to the players.
The problem is that clubs are not getting much cash from their new contracts.
The Indonesian Football Federation (JFA) is trying to solve this issue by giving players an average of 3.2 percent of the amount of their current contract for each of their first two years.
The average is now 4.5 percent.
According to a JFA report released in March, clubs are now owed $5.6 million from their contracts with players, which has an average value of $6 million.
The report said the number of players is now about 300, which means that the amount being paid to players is a little less than what it was a year ago.
“It is not clear if we can make any progress in this situation,” Joko told reporters.
Jokowie, who has been the president since 2014, is one of the main proponents of the FIFA transfer rules.
He told ESPN that his club would be open to players being paid more for a longer period of time, if it was possible to find money to do so.
“I hope the Indonesian football federation will be able [to] find the money to pay these players,” Joker said.
Jakarta clubs are already struggling with low salaries due to the FIFA financial fair play rules.
This year, the JFA released a list of the top-earning clubs in the country.
In the top five were teams from Kedah, the state-owned conglomerate that owns the national football team, and a group of smaller clubs.JFA president and CEO Yaw Liew said the Indonesian soccer federation had made a number of improvements to its financial structure, but that it was still struggling in the budget and in its ability to pay its players.
“Our clubs have not made a big financial contribution to the federation in the last three years, but it is still very difficult,” Liew told ESPN.
“The federation has been struggling with how to raise money from the players.”
It is difficult for clubs to make ends meet and the financial burden on them has caused a lot of frustration among the Indonesian community.
Jokoo, who was also the head of the Indonesian team at the 2010 World Cup, was forced to resign from his position after a report surfaced in May alleging he had received an extra $1.6m from a Chinese billionaire.
The report also claimed that Jokowa had received a payment of $400,000 for coaching the team, a sum that Joko has denied.
“Jokowa has always said that he was not a player, but he did receive the money,” Lew said.
“I think it is important that the federation understands the reality of the situation for the Indonesian players.”
The JFA has also been struggling to maintain its balance sheet.
It reported that the clubs revenue fell by 2.2 billion ringgit ($5.3 million) in 2016, which is well below the 3.6 billion ringgdakar ($13.5 million) that it reported in the previous financial year.
Joker has said that his team has not received any money from FIFA and has been able to find some way to meet the debt, which currently stands at around 3.8 billion ringgakar.