BEKASI, CILACAP.INFO – The Indonesia U-16 National Team Football, continues to undergo training with strict health protocols.
Taining was held at Candotabhaga Patriot Stadium, Bekasi, On Monday (7/20/2020). Garuda Muda squad entered third week undergoing training camp (TC) which began on Monday (6/7/2020).
Players seemed to enjoy and devour all training menus of coaching team led by Bima Sakti coach. The U-16 national team is prepared to take part in AFC U-16 2020 Cup on November 25 to December 12 in Bahrain.
“At present, training camp has entered its third week. We will give a lot of game material to players and of course there are trial plans later this week.” Said Bima Sakti, Coach.
In first and second week, Bima Sakti provides a menu of training material with light intensity or volume. Training also has no physical contact between players. Increasing intensity of training will begin in third week, while looking at situation and condition of players
“The development of players is getting better every day. But there are two players namely Ruy Arianto who suffered an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injury and we are returning Krisna Budi Sulistia. Currently, Ruy is undergoing a process of healing and therapy after surgery. And Ruy still lives with us.” Added coach who is also an Indonesian National Team player in 90s to 2000s.
As is known, Ruy Arianto players from Persebaya and Krisna Budi Sulistia from Gabsis Sambas. Specifically Krisna, he is youngest player on this team, player born in 2006 was top scorer at 2019 U-15 Soeratin Cup event.
At AFC U-16 2020 Cup, Indonesia was in group D with Saudi Arabia, China and Japan. The four teams that qualify for semi-finals will get tickets to upcoming U-17 World Cup 2021 in Peru. Indonesia is only country from ASEAN that appeared in one of prestigious biennial Asian youth tournaments.