Ahead of the 2021 SEA Games, Indonesian National Team coach Shin Tae-yong made a firm decision. He kicked out one of the talented wingers from Papua, Ramai Rumakiek.
At that time, Ramai Rumakiek was said to have refused to be called up to the Red and White team. Even though the Persipura player was included in the list of players entering the U-23 National Team training camp in South Korea.
Approaching the departure of the Indonesian U-23 National Team for TC to South Korea in 2022, Ramai did not even show his nose until coach Shin finally removed him from the squad list for the Indonesian U-23 National Team at the 2021 SEA Games.
“Rumakiek cannot play in the SEA Games. We have sent a summons, he didn’t respond at all, so I have to impose sanctions on Rumakiek,” said Shin Tae-yong, quoted from the official PSSI website in 2022.
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This decision was controversial at that time, because Ramai did not refuse to defend the Indonesian National Team. He did not fulfill the call because he suffered an injury after defending Persipura in League 1.
This was also confirmed by PSSI’s chief medical officer, Doctor Syarif Alwie. The assistant of the Indonesian U-23 national team, Nova Arianto, said the same thing, who said that many were injured and sick and could not come to Newsdelivers.com.
Indra Sjafri Brings Comeback to Many Rumakiek
In fact, before being punished, Ramai Rumakiek was Shin Tae-yong’s mainstay player. The proof is that the 3 goals for the Indonesian National Team were scored when played by Shin Tae-yong.
Two years after being eliminated from the Indonesian National Team, Ramai Rumakiek last night, Tuesday (19/9) successfully scored one of the winning goals for the Red and White team over Kyrgyzstan.
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In the 58th minute, starting from a game of one or two, Rumakiek accelerated past three Kyrgyzstan players and ended with a rocket kick that the Kyrgyzstan goalkeeper couldn’t stop.
Many Rumakiek ended their goal fast for the Indonesian National Team. He last scored a goal for the Indonesian national team 21 months ago, precisely in the match against Timor Leste on January 30 2022.
“Thank you to all the players who worked hard in this match, as well as the coaching staff and team officials who also worked hard to prepare everything so that this team could perform optimally,” said Indra Sjafri after the match.
“Thank you to all the clubs and all the club coaches who have provided their players for the Asian Games national team, and have trained and helped the national team in improving the quality of the abilities of young Indonesian players,” he added.