Suara.com – Gunawan Dwi Cahyo’s fate was like falling on a ladder. After being hit by rumors of infidelity and being sued for divorce by his wife, Okie Agustina, the 34 year old defender was officially released by Persik Kediri.
The former Persija Newsdelivers.com and Bali United were officially released by Persik Kediri in the 2023-2024 BRI Liga 1 mid-season transfer market.
The release of Gunawan Dwi Cahyo cannot be separated from his minimal contribution to the White Tigers in the first half of BRI Liga 1 2023-2024. Of the 19 matches, he only played twice and only started once.
“Persik Kediri management and team would like to thank Gunawan Dwi Cahyo’s contribution so far and wish him the best in whatever career he holds in the future,” said Persik Kediri coach Marcelo Rospide, quoted from Antara, Monday (20/11/2023).
Data from Transfermarkt notes that Gunawan Dwi Cahyo has been absent from playing for Persik Kediri for a long time, last appearing on August 24 2023.
Gunawan Dwi Cahyo attended the first divorce trial at the Bogor Religious Court, West Java, Monday (20/11/2023). (Suara.com/Adiyoga Priyambodo)
In that match, Gunawan only played for 18 minutes when Persik Kediri drew 1-1 against PSIS Semarang in the 2023-2024 BRI Liga 1 continuation.
Overall this season, this player who has played for the Indonesian national team is not the main choice of the Persik Kediri coach, Marcelo Rospide.
Gunawan Dwi Cahyo, who was brought in from Bali United at the start of this season, only played twice throughout the season. Before the match against PSIS, he appeared for 64 minutes when Persik Kediri lost 0-3 to Dewa United on 21 July.
In Persik Kediri’s last nine matches, Gunawan was only included in the reserve list once. For the rest, the coach did not include his name in the line-up.
In the midst of minimal playing time this season, Gunawan Dwi Cahyo’s name became a topic of conversation after news of an affair spread.
A photo showing Gunawan with a woman went viral on social media, one of which was uploaded by the Instagram account @bu_rokhim.
“Who is this? Looks like a stranger,” wrote the account as a statement.
As if confirming the accusation, Okie Agustina took action on social media by deleting all photos of her husband on Instagram. He also shared Instagram Stories depicting his disappointment with Gunawan.
“Love your wife before she is loved by someone else. Maybe for you it’s just an ordinary wife, but for other people, your wife is extraordinary. A loyal husband,” reads the text in the video.