Friday, November 16, 2012


Yongki Move Highlights Difficulties Young Players Face

Yongki Aribowo has been written about on this here blog for a number of years now. A week shy of his 23rd birthday the striker first came to national prominence with Persik back in 2009/2010.

He did enough in that opening season to impress other clubs and champions Arema snapped him up for the following season. Unfortunately, in an all too common story, Arema were unable to build on their success and struggled to make a real impact.

For the next season he was signed by Persisam who wanted to pair him alongside Christian Gonzales. Though a regular Yongki only chipped in with four goals, a poor return for a highly rated striker, and he was released at the end of the campaign.

He has now been picked up by newly promoted Banjarmasin.

With eight caps to his name and possessing a raw talent, Yongki could be, should be spearheading Indonesia's assault on the AFF Cup later this month. But he plays in the 'wrong' league and has been continuously overlooked by the new regime despite their lack of goals.

Instead of preparing to head to KL for the group stages, Yongki will be getting to know his team mates at his fourth club in four years. Hardly the best way for young players to make an impression in the game.

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