Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The 2013/2014 Indonesia Super League (ISL) will officially kick off on February 1, after PT Liga Indonesia, the organizer of the countrys prestigious football club competition, released schedules on Friday.
A total of 22 football clubs will participate in the 2013/2014 ISL. They will be divided into western group and eastern group.
Flooding has forced thousands to evacuate Indonesia’s capital city once again, as monsoon rains wreaked havoc on Jakarta over the weekend.
Floodwaters have reached three metres in some districts, forcing the government to deploy soldiers to help nearly 50,000 residents in the sprawling city of 10 million people, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency.
At least 30,000 people are currently taking refuge at temporary shelters, schools or mosques.
Even a cursory glance at a map of Indonesia will show the importance of its marine resources: an archipelagic nation stretching more than 5,000 kilometres (in the words of a popular song ‘from Sabang to Merauke’) and comprising over 17,000 islands. Fish is an important protein source with consumption around 32 kilograms per person per year, compared with a global average of 19 kilograms.