Arkhan Kaka Putra Purwanto or better known as Arkhan Kaka is currently competing in the 2023 U-17 World Cup. (Instagram PSSI)
SURABAYA – Arkhan Kaka’s brilliant performance in the Indonesian U-17 national team’s match against Panama U-17 not only stole the attention of football fans, but also attracted the attention of talent monitor from Belgium, Jacek Kulig. The man called Arkhan the greatest Indonesian talent since Marselino Ferdinan.
Arkhan Kaka, a player from Persis Solo, is in the spotlight after scoring goals in two matches for the Indonesian U-17 National Team at the 2023 U-17 World Cup. His first goal was scored when Indonesia drew 1-1 against Ecuador, and the second came in the match against Ecuador. Panama, where the Indonesian U-17 National Team drew 1-1.
The match against Panama U-17, which took place at the Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium, Surabaya, on Monday (13/11/2023), saw the Indonesian U-17 National Team fall behind through Oldemar Castillo’s goal in the 45+3 minute. However, Arkhan Kaka managed to equalize with a header using Welber Jardim’s pass in the 54th minute.
Jacek Kulig, a talent monitor from Belgium, gave high appreciation to Arkhan Kaka. Through his personal Twitter account, @FTalentScout, Kulig said, “Arkhan Kaka, scored a goal worth one point against Ecuador in Indonesia’s first match at the U-17 World Cup, scored a goal worth one point against Panama in their second U-17 World Cup match for Indonesia. Great hopes for Indonesian football.”
Furthermore, Kulig even stated that Arkhan Kaka was “The biggest talent in Indonesia since Marselino Ferdinan,” and included Arkhan’s profile on his talented player database page.
With consistent performances, Arkhan Kaka has the potential to achieve success at international level, and can even follow in the footsteps of Marselino Ferdinan who moved to the Belgian club, KMSK Deinze, in early 2023.
Arkhan Kaka, who now has the tough task of helping the Indonesian U-17 National Team qualify for the last 16 of the 2023 U-17 World Cup, will face the next test in the match against Morocco U-17 on Thursday (16/11/2023) at the stadium The same.