Saturday, June 11, 2016


Mitra Kukar Take The Points After Controversial Mahakam Derby

Mitra Kukar v Pusamania 3-2 (Septian David Maulana, Alan Leandro, Rodrigo do Santos; Jefri Kurniawan, Terens Puhiri)

Pusamania coach and officials have reacted angrily in the wake of their 3-2 loss against Mitra Kukar in the Mahakam Derby.

When coach Dragan Djukanovic said Real Madrid would lose to Mitra Kukar he was not saying the current Indonesia Soccer Championship leaders were among the best teams in the world.

'I have just been in Indonesia for two months,' he said after the game, 'and it is difficult for me to motivate the players if there are 14 players on the field against us. This is not normal and it is bad for Indonesian football. Even a team with the class of Real Madrid would lose if they played at Mitra Kukar.'

After the game club president Nabil Husein ran on the pitch to attack the match officials but was stopped by his players. After the game he tweeted 'we played well but two of their goals were live broadcast so we have no evidence.'

Djukanovic is of course saying nothing we don't already know. Match officials do favour certain teams at certain times in certain games for whatever reason but unless players or coaches or managers speak out about what happens in the tunnel or away from the stadium it won't end. Change will not come from an irate foreign coach who has been here a couple of months. The change can only come from within the game and let's be honest that isn't going to happen anytime soon.

As for the game, Mitra Kukar's win means they go top of the ISC A ahead of Saturday's fixtures with Timor Leste international Alan Leandro, pictured left, scoring his fourth of the season.

Mitra Kukar12 Shahar Ginanjar; 24 Michael Orah, 16 Saepuloh Maulana, 4 Arthur Cunha, 6 Zulchrizal Abdul Gamal; 13 Bayu Pradana, 10 Rodrigo Ost Dos Santos, 29 Septian David Maulana, 23 Hendra Bayauw; 9 Marlon Da Silva, 88 Alan Leandro Da Silva Pinheiro
Subs: 47 Gerri Mandagi, 33 Syahrizal, 27 Zikri Akbar, 66 Asri Akbar, 21 Anindito Wahyu Erminarno, 11 Dinan Yahdian Javier, 99 Yogi Rahadian
Pusamania Borneo 
33 Dian Agus Prasetyo; 27 Gerald Rudolf Pangkali, 16 Aang Suparman, 4 Jad Noureddine, 24 Diego Michiels; 11 Ponaryo Astaman, 6 Tarik Boschetti, 28 Terens Puhiri, 77 Jefri Kurniawan; 10 Edilson Tavares, 12 Lerby Eliandry Pong Baru
Subs: 97 Nadeo Argawinata, 3 Zulkifli Syukur, 46 Firly Apriansyah, 21 Sandi Darma Sute, 5 Hendra Ridwan, 22 Sultan Samma, 9 Pedro Javier Velazquez Insfran 

Persija v PS TNI 1-0 (Ade Jantra)

Bambang Pamungkas started his first game of the season and the veteran striker showed he still has the old skills as he provided a potent threat to the PS TNI defence. With his old mate Ismed Sofyan swinging the ball in from the right Bepe showed he has lost none of his ability to hang in the air and it was his knock down that saw Ade Jantra score the only goal of the game late in the second half.

It would have been interesting to see how Jantra was treated at work today. His day job is with the Indonesian armed forces and of course PS TNI are their football club. It has been quite a start to the season for the 26 year old who has now netted twice after spending years playing anonymously with Persita.

26 Andritany Ardhiyasa; 4 Andik Rendika Rama, 33 Willian Pacheco, 6 Maman Abdul Rahman, 14 Ismed Sofyan; 21 Amarzukih, 22 Hong Soon Hak/7 Ramdani Lestaluhu (58), 19 Ade Jantra, 32 Novri Setiawan/11 Rachmat Afandi (68), 17 Ambrizal Umanailo/15 Syahroni (86); 20 Bambang Pamungkas
Subs: 31 Reky Rahayu, 13 Gunawan Dwi Cahyo, 16 Syahroni, 7 Ramdani Lestaluhu, 9 Rudi Setiawan, 8 Sutanto Tan, 11 Rachmat Afandi
PS TNI18 Dhika Bayangkara; 5 Syaiful Ramadhan/17 Abduh Lestaluhu (24), 26 Wanda Syahputra, 55 Manahati Lestusen, 3 Wiganda Pradika; 24 Legimin Raharjo, 94 Iman Faturohman, 99 Pandi Ahmad Lestaluhu, 23 Wawan Febrianto; 22 TAmbun Naibaho/12 Erwin Ramdani (86), 19 Aldino Herdianto/21 Irfandi Zein Al Zubeidy (62)
Subs: 95 Ravi Murdianto, 17 Muhammad Abduh Lestaluhu, 69 Hardiantono, 2 Ponda Dwi Saputra, 16 Tri Hardiyansyah, 21 Irfandi Zein Al Zubeidy, 12 Erwin Ramdani

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