The coach of the Indonesian U-16 national team, the Bima Sakti, hopes that the attention of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will motivate his troops/photo/PSSI
Muhammad Iqbal Gwijangge et al came at the right moment because it coincided with the Red-White flag-raising ceremony in a series of events celebrating the 77th Indonesian Independence Day.
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The invitation as an appreciation of the struggle of the Garuda Asia Troops in the 2022 AFF U-16 Cup last week. They won the tournament after beating the Vietnam U-16 national team in the final with a score of 1-0.
Bima Sakti was proud to see that his men were able to come to the Merdeka Palace in the moment of independence. He hopes that this moment can motivate them to be even more successful in the next tournaments.
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“Alhamdulillah, we are very happy and proud to be invited by President Joko Widodo and to take part in the flag ceremony to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia at the Merdeka Palace. This moment is an additional motivation for us to achieve the best results in the next event,” Bima Sakti said as quoted from PSSI’s official website. , Thursday (18/8/2022).
Accompany Indonesian National Team U-16 , Chairman of PSSI, Mochamad Iriawan. The man who is familiarly called Iwan Bule also expressed his gratitude to Jokowi and also the Minister of Youth and Sports (Menpora), Zainuddin Amali, who strongly supports the development of Indonesian football.
Meanwhile, the Captain of the U-16 Indonesian National Team, Muhammad Iqbal Gwijangge, was very happy to be able to meet and chat with President Joko Widodo.
“It can’t be expressed in words that we can get an invitation here and meet and chat with Mr. President Joko Widodo. Hopefully we will remain consistent and continue to work hard to achieve the best results in the next tournaments,” said Iqbal, quoted from the PSSI official website, Thursday (18/8/2022).
Furthermore, the U-16 Indonesian National Team will undergo the 2023 U-17 Asian Cup Qualification in early October. Indonesia will be one of the 10 qualifying hosts and will be in Group B with Guam, United Arab Emirates, Palestine and Malaysia.