Wednesday, April 06, 2016


Persib Alumni Hit The Target In Malaysia

While Persib  may have been left disappointed with losing last weekend's Bhayangkara Cup Final 2-0 to Arema some of the club's old boys were making their mark in Malaysia.

Dedi Kusnandar for example scored his first goal for Sabah as they won 4-1 at ATM, their first victory of the season, in the second tier Premier League. For one who has grown up as a Persib fan and who lived the dream of playing for his hometown club he may have found Monday's game to have been somewhat alien. The official attendance was given as 38! In Bandung more than that turn up just to watch the players get off the team bus!

Striker Ilija Spasojevic never really got a chance to show the Bobotoh what he could do as he was signed for the 2015 Indonesia Super League season which was cut short thanks to politics. However he had done enough for previous clubs PSM, Mitra Kukar and Pusam to show what he could do in front of goal.

It was perhaps no surprise given the current situation in Indonesia that when Melaka United, newly promoted to the Premier League came a calling and the season has begun well for them. Their 3-1 victory over UiTM on Monday made it three wins and three draws from their opening six games leaving them third in the table just two points behind leaders KL. Oh, and Spaso netted twice to round off a good night's work!

In the top flight T Team, coached by Rahmad Darmawan, also ended their winless start to the season, defeating their north eastern rivals Kelantan 4-2 last night with silky midfielder Makan Konate getting on the scoresheet. Konate was inspirational during Persib's 2014 ISL title success and had become a bit of a cult hero on the Persib terraces.

Closer to home Persib will be heading to Ciamis to play a couple of friendlies against local side PSGC and Surabaya United.

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