Essien Complains Very Hot Weather in Jayapura
Marquee player Persib Bandung, Michael Essien, commented on the air temperature in Jayapura. Former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder said that the cage Persipura Jayapura, Mandala Stadium, as the most hot place throughout his career.
Essien come into play when Persib treated Persipura in the League’s 22nd week at the Mandala Stadium on Monday (28/08/2017). The game ended in a goalless draw.
Essien played since the beginning of the game. But the Ghana player was replaced in the 66th minute. He replaced young player Maung Bandung, Fulgensius Billy Paji Keraf.
This 34-year-old player joined Persib in March 2017 after a free transfer status since September 2016. During with Persib, Essien just contributed two goals in 16 games dilakoni.
Indonesia Rely on Counterattack when Meeting Thailand
U-22 National Team Indonesia will rely on counterattack strategy against Thailand in the inaugural match of Group B SEA Games 2017, Tuesday (15/08/2017). Coach Luis Milla has prepared the plan at the last training session at Pelita Harapan School Field, Karawaci, Tangerang, Friday (08/11/2017).
The counter-attack exercise was conducted on the sidelines of material anticipating the set-piece balls devoured by the players. According to assistant coach U-22 national team, the Milky Way, the quality of Thailand has made them have to find a strategy to be able to balance the excess.
“We will play using the speed that players have (Indonesia),” said the Milky Way.
“Thailand played very well in defending and attacking, and their game organization is good,” he added.
The players who have speed like Saddil Ramdani and Febri Hariyadi, can be relied upon Indonesia to run that strategy.
“So we will use counter attack quickly,” said the man born in 1976.
Thailand and Indonesia have met in the 2018 U-23 Asian Cup Qualification round. The 90-minute duel that continued to rain was ended with a goalless draw.
Get Ex-Hapoel Player Tel Aviv, Persib Back Steal Asian Attention
Persib Bandung has just inaugurated recruitment Ezechiel N’Douassel. Chad striker was imported to strengthen Persib in League 1 second round.
As reported by the official website Persib Bandung, N’Douassel only undergo a short-term deal with Maung Bandung. Chad’s national team captain will only strengthen Persib until the second round of League 1 this season is over.
Ezechiel N’Douassel is projected to be the new spearhead of Maung Bandung after Carlton Cole failed to meet expectations. England striker was then fired by Persib Bandung management.
Like when bringing Carlton and Micheal Essien at the beginning of last season, this time transfer maneuvers made Persib again attract the attention of AFC. Through Instagram account, the Asian Football Federation participated in informing this transfer to its followers.
This of course directly provoke the reaction of the bobotoh. Many of them have commented on AFC uploads.
Persib status as an Asian team with the most social media followers seem to make AFC do not hesitate to participate in providing updates about the West Java community’s pride.
Meanwhile, when viewed from his track record, Ezechiel Ndouasel is quite promising. He once strengthened several clubs in Europe such as Hapoel Tel Aviv, Konyaspor to Paris FC. Meanwhile Persib Bandung is the first club Ezechiel Ndouasel in Asia. (Source: AFC Intstagram)