The Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainudin Amali, was disappointed with the brutal game action shown by two AHHA PS Pati players, Syaiful Indra Cahya and Zulham Zamrun. Zainudin asked the two names to be blacklisted from the Indonesian national team.
Syaiful Indra Cahya and Zulham Zamrun appeared rough in the test match against Persiraja Banda Aceh, Monday (6/9/2021). Syaiful threw a kung-fu kick at the opposing player, while Zulham played rough, causing a commotion.
Zainuddin Amali asked the two names to be blacklisted at PSSI, so they would not be called up to the Indonesian national team. Zainudin considered that as footballers, the two players should respect sportsmanship and have a good attitude.
“Being a professional player is not about having good physical, technical and skill. However, mentality and attitude are also important,” said Zainudin Amali when visiting the Pakansari Stadium, Sunday (12/9/2021).
“Every player in the competition has the desire to play for the national team. If the attitude is not good like that example (Syaiful Indra Cahya and Zulham Zamrun), please reconsider to enter the Indonesian national team, “said Zainudin Amali.
Thus, it is certain that the careers of Zulham Zamrun and Syaiful Indra Cahya in the Indonesian national team are over. Zulham has so far made 21 appearances and five goals for the Indonesian national team, while Syaiful has only one cap in the senior team.
According to Zainudin Amali, no matter how good a player is, if they don’t have a good attitude, they don’t deserve to play in the Indonesian national team. This is what makes the fate of the two players already finished in the Red and White squad.
The instruction was expressed by Zainudin Amali so that the image of Indonesian football would not be damaged. Moreover, the Indonesian national team will also bring the country’s good name internationally.
“Good players, but if the attitude is not good then I don’t think you deserve to be in the Indonesian national team. We will fill the national team players with all good players, “said Zainudin Amali.
The firm sanctions proposed by Menpora Zainudin Amali for Syaiful Indra Cahya and Zulham Zamrun are appropriate. Moreover, both because the incident has embarrassed Indonesian football.
The Spanish media, Marca, even reported the brutal game action of the two players. In its headline, Marca called the kick by Syaiful Indra Cahya a murder kick.
“Friendly matches in Indonesia are not always friendly. Killing kicks this year?” wrote the title of Marca’s video news which aired on its website on Tuesday (7/9/2021) evening local time.
“An AHHA PS Pati FC player took a hard kick that stabbed a Persiraja player in the face during a friendly match between two soccer teams in Indonesia,” Marca wrote in the video’s news description.