Sunday, November 20, 2011
Mitra Kukar To Withdraw?
With just one week before the Indonesia Premier League is due to restart after a lengthy break for the SEA Games comes news that Mitra Kukar, who won promotion from the Divisi Utama last season, may withdraw and join the Indonesia Super League.
Mitra Kukar are due to play Persib next Saturday but a Persib fan site, Persibholic, is suggesting the team from East Kalimantan won't play the game as there is a big chance they will withdraw from the competition.
If they do pull out it will be another kick in the teeth for the #changethegame who started last season's LPI with plenty of bluster about how they would do things better but then couldn't finish their own debut season. They then announced 24 clubs would join their newly reconstituted IPL only for seven to pull out. Mitra Kukar could be the eighth!
Everybody has teething problems with a new project, for sure, but to lose 33% of your strength after just 90 minutes of football is downright careless!