Thursday, August 25, 2016
Persipura Snap Up Wilson
It hasn't been the best of campaigns for Persipura in the Indonesia Soccer Championship. The three time ISL champions have struggled for consistency and goals in the first half of the campaign though three straight wins suggest a corner has been turned in recent weeks.
The Black Pearls started the campaign with Jafri Sastra but he was released and Argentinian Angel Alfredo Vera and he has done a good job steadying the ship.
Veteran striker James Koko Lommel was released while Eddy Boakay Foday has struggled to replicate the form he showed with neighbours Persiwa. Naturalised Greg Nwokolo has been added to the ranks as he ended his Thailand adventure while Boas Solossa looks to be finding his form in recent games.
Now Persipura have added Edward Wilson Junior to their ranks. The goal getter was prolific during his time with Semen Padang and since leaving Indonesia has played for Felda United and most recently Perlis.
Vera will be hoping Nwokolo and Wilson's experience in Indonesia will mean they won't need time to acclimatize and they can hit the ground running as the club look to mount a late run for top spot. With Arema stuttering in recent weeks Madura United have been the one team to look impressive but with Persipura flexing their muscles again the newbies from East Java could have their work cut out as they look to lift their first every trophy.
Persipura are six points behind Madura United on 28 points in fourth place but face tricky away games against PSM, Bali United and Persija over the next few weeks.