Three foreign players from Persiraja Banda Aceh, Leo Lelis, Vanja Markovic, and Paulo Henrique, appeared in the inaugural match of Liga 1 2021-2022.
Persiraja Banda Aceh started the first week of Liga 1 2021-2022 by facing Bhayangkara FC at the Indomilk Arena Stadium, Sunday (29/8/2021).
Hendri Susilo’s team had to settle for a defeat to Bhayangkara FC with a score of 1-2 in this inaugural match.
In that match, head coach Hendri Susilo immediately fielded three of his four full foreign players as starters.
The three foreign pillars of Laskar Rencong, nicknamed Persiraja, appeared for 90 minutes against Bhayangkara FC.
Persiraja spearhead, Paulo Henrique managed to score a goal in his debut in Liga 1 2021-2022.
Hendri Susilo gave an assessment regarding the appearance of his three foreign players who are relatively new to competing in Liga 1 2021-2022.
Overall, Hendri Susilo was satisfied with the performances of Leo Lelis, Vanja Markovic, and Paulo Henrique.
“What they show, I am quite satisfied but not optimal,” said Hendri Susilo in a press conference after the game.
“But overall, I’m quite happy with their progress,” said the former PSPS Riau coach.
In the second match in Liga 1 2021-2022 Persiraja Banda Aceh will face PS Sleman on September 11, 2021. The venue for the match has not yet been released.