Today’s League 1 Match Schedule: Borneo Beware of Persebaya’s Local Player Threats

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ACCURATE.COl The first week of the 2021-2022 Indonesian League 1 match continues. Even though they will rely on local players, Borneo FC remains wary of Persebaya Surabaya.

As previously reported, Persebaya was not allowed to field four of their foreign players, namely Bruno Moreira (Brazil), Jose Wilkson (Brazil), Alie Sesay (England) and Taisei Marukawa (Japan) because they had not received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

As is known, the regulation of the Indonesian League 1 2021-2022 requires every player to get two injections of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to compete. However, the coach of Borneo FC, Mario Gomez did not want to take it lightly.

“Persebaya have good local players. It will be a difficult match,” Gomez said in a virtual pre-match press conference that was attended in Jakarta.

According to the Argentine tactician, the sector he is most wary of from Persebaya is the front line. There operates an experienced player, namely Samsul Arif. Then on the flanks there is also a talented footballer who is only 19 years old, Mochammad Supriadi.

“Even without foreign players they are still going strong,” Gomez said.

Unlike Persebaya, Borneo can play four foreign players, namely Javlon Guseynov (Uzbekistan), Nuriddin Davronov (Tajikistan), Jonathan Bustos (Argentina) and Francisco Torres (Brazil).

Meanwhile, Borneo FC defender, Wildansyah also asked his colleagues to always focus because local Persebaya players have the potential to bring chaos to them.

“I know a lot of local Persebaya players. They are of good quality. But we already know how Persebaya plays. We must carry out the coach’s instructions,” said Wildansyah.

The Borneo FC versus Persebaya match will take place at the Wibawa Mukti Stadium, East Cikarang, Saturday (4/9), starting at 18.15 WIB.

Since 2018, the two teams have met four times and each of them recorded one win. The last time Borneo and Persebaya met was in Liga 1 Indonesia 2019. At that time, Persebaya won 2-1 in the first meeting and the second match ended in a 0-0 draw.[]

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