Jokowi: If Shown Consistently like Vs Philippines, Timnas Can Champion
The landslide victory and the performance of U-19 Indonesia national team against the Philippines also attracted the attention of the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo.
Previously, Egi Maulana Vikri et al party nine goals without reply to the Philippine goalkeeper in the AFF U-18 Cup 2017 at Thuwunna Stadium, Thursday (7/9/2017).
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Related to the victory of the team nicknamed Garuda Nusantara, President Jokowi praised the U-19 national team performance and provide opinions through his official Twitter account, @ jokowi.
The President writes that if the U-19 national appearance is consistent as against the Philippines, the chances for the AFF U-18 Cup winners are huge.
“Well, if the appearance of the Indonesian national team in the AFF Cup U-18 consistent as with the Philippines today, it is possible we become champions,” wrote the President.
Previously, Jokowi was known to send congratulations to the U-19 Indonesia national team as Indra Sjafri troops beat Myanmar with a score of 2-1 at Thuwunna Stadium on Tuesday (5/9/2017).
The President also attach photographs of the struggle of Indra Sjafri’s troops when facing Myanmar.
“Congratulations on the victory of the Indonesian national team which defeated Myanmar in the AFF Cup U-18. Hopefully the achievement continues until the championship -JKw,” wrote the President on his Twitter account.
Going forward, Indonesia will meet Vietnam in Group B third match in the AFF Cup U-18 preliminary round.
The match will be held at Thuwanna Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday (11/09/2017).