Safee still committed to Pelita Jaya

Malaysian ace Safee Sali has insisted that he remains committed to Pelita Jaya despite the current crisis enveloping Indonesian football

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Recent Indonesian media reports which claimed that world governing body FIFA had threatened to impose sanctions on Indonesia's Football Association (PSSI) if the rogue Indonesian Super League was not put in check, saw Safee's manager Zakaria Rahim exclusively voice his concerns about his client's future to ESPNSTAR.my.

Zakaria's deliberations were seen by both Pelita Jaya owner Nirwan Bakrie and club president, Gunawan Tamsir, with the result that Safee - who was facing a ban if sanctions were imposed - is now adamant that he wants to stay with Pelita despite the current unrest.

"Safee will not leave Pelita Jaya just because of uncertainties," Zakaria said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, whilst also reiterating that the PSSI will resolve the issue before the scheduled March FIFA deadline.

"He is committed. He has been made captain, and he is loved there. Now he is just focused on his job at Pelita Jaya."

According to Zakaria, Pelita Jaya remain as concerned as ever about Safee's career and are acting to ensure that their star player is not affected by the turmoil, despite offers for the striker from clubs in Belgium, Germany, India, Thailand, Vietnam and Kazakhstan.

Zakaria did also reveal however, that should further mayhem embroil Indonesian football, Pelita Jaya would, in a move to safeguard Safee, consider shipping the 27-year-old to either Brisbane Roar in Australia or Belgian side CS Vise - both of which are owned by Pelita Jaya boss Bakrie.



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