The visit followed last week's demand by world governing body FIFA that Indonesia hold fresh elections for a new president after the incumbent, Nurdin Halid, was jailed for two years for corruption.

In April, Indonesia's soccer federation (PSSI) re-elected Halid, a prominent businessman and politician with the country's powerful Golkar party, in hastily-arranged polls not recognised by FIFA.

The PSSI said it had no plans to remove Halid from the post after the Supreme Court found him guilty of misusing $18 million belonging to a logistics company he headed.

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamed Bin Hammam said he was optimistic the PSSI would change its laws to fall in line with FIFA's statutes.

"The statutes of PSSI must be changed to suit what is being requested," he said in a statement. "We would very much like to see model statutes for PSSI."