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Persipura is currently the caretaker of the temporary standings because they have only won one point from one draw and two defeats. Their nicks are the same as Barito Putera.
This is the focus of Mutiara Hitam when they will compete at Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung Regency, namely being able to feel victory.
To realize this mission, Persipura will rely on 100 percent of local players. This is because the Papuan team could not reduce their import squad.
Persipura coach, Jacksen F Thiago said his foreign players had injuries and were still recovering. Henrique Motta is struggling with a knee injury. Takuya Matsunaga has an inner thigh injury, and Yevhen Bokhasvili has a leg injury.
Playing 100 percent of local players is nothing new for Persipura this season. In the last match against Persija Jakarta, they appeared without foreign players even though it ended 0-0.
“Foreign players are still in the healing process. Tomorrow (we will play against Persiraja) with our strength full of local players like yesterday,” said Jacksen.
Without foreign players, the Brazilian man still has high optimism. The first victory of this season is also expected to be realized when they meet Laskar Rencong.