Monday, August 23, 2010


Arema strengthen squad

Arema, sorry for the slightly patronising tone, are acting like a grown up club now, after nearly imploding a few weeks back.

Not only have they kept the bulk of last year's title winning team, they have added to it astutely. In has come the hottest property in the Indonesian game at the moment, Yongki Aribowo from relegated Persik to form a strike force with Singaporean Noh Alam Shah.

In has also come TA Mushafry after a frustrating season with Persija. This is a smart move by Arema as Mushafry, a David Speedie type player with pace, brings something new to the Arema strikeforce with his running at defenders and his ability out wide.

Achmad Kurniawan has also returned to the club after a season with Semen Padang. The former international keeper will understudy Megia Kurnia...his brother. Or cousin.

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