Suara.com – Persis Solo finally decided to release Ramadhan Sananta to the U-24 Indonesian National Team competing in the 2022 Asian Games. In its official statement, the team nicknamed Laskar Sambernyawa denied releasing Sananta to the Indonesian National Team in order to avoid punishment.
Ramadhan Sananta will leave for China following his colleagues in the Indonesian U-24 National Team, Monday (25/9/2023). The striker is prepared for the round of 16 of the 2022 Asian Games.
Persis Solo released Sananta to the U-24 Indonesian National Team as a form of support for the national team, not because they were afraid of punishment. This is even though Laskar Sambernyawa needs the services of the 20 year old striker to continue the 2023/2024 BRI Liga 1 competition.
For your information, Sananta was not previously released by Persis to the U-24 Indonesian National Team. This is because the club which is based at the Manahan Stadium in Solo needs his services on the front lines.
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The Asian Games are also not on FIFA’s agenda. Therefore, there is no obligation for clubs to release players to the national team.
Because of this, Sananta was absent from strengthening the Indonesian U-24 national team in the group phase of the 2022 Asian Games. However, the former PSM Makassar bomber will certainly play in the round of 16 where the Garuda Muda squad will meet Uzbekistan.
“We appreciate the decision of the PSSI General Chair who is committed to improving the league schedule so that it does not conflict with the national team schedule in the future,” continued Persis’ statement.
“Because for Persis, this decision can be a middle way for the common good, so that the goal of the competition is that PSSI get quality players can be in line with the vision and mission of the members. Persis has also coordinated, that Sananta will immediately join the team after completing their joint state duties national team.”
Even though they will not be strengthened by their mainstay bomber, Persis emphasized that they are still aiming for victory in the match week 14 of League 1, where they will host Persija Newsdelivers.com at the Manahan Stadium in Solo on September 30.
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“For Persis, releasing Sananta to the national team does not mean giving up the target of three points in the next match against Persija Newsdelivers.com (in League 1), which will take place at Manahan Stadium on Saturday (30/9/2023).”