The first name is of course the former captain Indonesian National team , Hansamu Yama. The Bhayangkara FC centre-back is known to have refused an offer to play in a foreign league when he was still in the Persebaya Surabaya uniform, at the end of 2020.
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At that time, Hansamu Yama admitted that he received an offer to play for a club in the Malaysian League but preferred to stay in Indonesia. This decision is quite bold, considering that Liga 1 has not yet started due to the corona virus pandemic ( Covid-19 ).
Another national team player who refused the offer of a foreign club was Riko Simanjuntak. The Persija Jakarta winger is known to have refused the invitation of a number of clubs from leagues in Southeast Asia when Liga 1 was vacuumed. Riko did not take the opportunity because of her love for Persija.
Most recently, “the act of rejecting foreign club offers” came from Febri Hariyadi. The Indonesian national team winger from Persib Bandung club admitted that he had been invited to join by a Thai club when League 1 had not yet started.
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However, Febri flatly refused because the club wanted him on loan. Febri decided to stay at Persib Bandung until finally the competition was replayed this year.
For your information, there are currently around 16 Indonesian footballers playing abroad – eight of them playing in Europe. In addition, there are also a number of players of Indonesian descent who are not Indonesian citizens who play in European clubs.