U-23 National Team Without Saddil and Rumakiek, Who Are the Substitutes?

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1NEWS, It is certain that Saddil Ramdani and Ramai Rumakiek will not strengthen the U-23 Indonesian National Team at the 2021 SEA Games Hanoi. Saddil is bound by his club while Rumakiek did not respond to the summons which resulted in sanctions by the National Team Coach, Shin Tae-yong.

Previously, Shin Tae-yong had summoned the two players for the projected 2021 SEA Games training center (TC) in Jakarta and South Korea.

However, Saddil Ramdani had to bury his dream of returning to the Garuda uniform because he was banned from the Malaysian Super League club, Sabah FC.

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Not without reason, Sabah FC did this because they still needed Saddil’s strength in the early matches of the 2022 season. Moreover, the SEA Games event was also not included in the FIFA calendar.

Meanwhile, players from Papua experienced different conditions, namely Ramai Rumakiek. He made Shin Tae-yong furious for ignoring the invitation from PSSI.

Reporting from the official PSSI website, the South Korean coach will give strict sanctions to Ramai Rumakiek for his actions.

“We’ve sent a summons, he didn’t respond at all, so I had to give Rumakiek sanctions,” said Shin Tae-yong on Sunday (17/04/22).

Even though they will appear without Saddil Ramdani and Ramai Rumakiek, Garuda fans should not worry because the U-23 Indonesian National Team still has four other great wingers in stock. Who are they?

Irfan Jaya

The absence of Saddil Ramdani and Ramai Rumakiek makes Irfan Jaya have a great opportunity to fill the three slots for the senior Indonesian U-23 national team players at the SEA Games.

The former PSS Sleman and Persebaya Surabaya player can move on the right wing, with his agility and speed as well as his experience playing a role in helping the Garuda Nusantara Squad attack.

In the 2020 AFF Cup, Irfan Jaya was always Shin Tae-yong’s mainstay on the right side by appearing eight times and successfully scoring three goals and two assists.

Egy Maulana Vikri

Egy Maulana Vikri is predicted to be able to appear at the SEA Games in May 2022. He and Witan Sulaeman had just gone on strike because FK Senica had not paid their salaries for six months.

The quality of the Ragunan education and training graduates definitely outperformed Saddil Ramdani and Ramai Rumakiek. At FK Senica he can be placed on the right or left side.

In this 2021-2022 season, Egy has played in 24 matches with FK Senica in all competitions, contributing two goals and one assist.

Witan Sulaeman

On loan by Lechia Gdansk to FK Senica in the January 2022 transfer market, Witan Sulaeman has a better statistical record than Egy Maulana Vikri.

With the Slovak club, Witan Sulaeman can be played alternately with Egy by occupying the left or right wing positions.

Although he only joined in the transfer market last winter, the former PSIM Yogyakarta player has already scored four goals in all competitions. He has always been the first choice of FK Senica coach, Pavel Sustr.

Irfan Jauhari

Even though he is only 21 years old, Irfan Jauhari can be a cover for the three wingers that have been discussed above. Shin Tae-yong can put him in the right wing sector.

Irfan Jauhari received a call for the U-23 Indonesian National Team because of his great appearance in Persija Jakarta uniform. In the 2021-2022 Liga 1 competition, he was able to contribute five goals from 15 appearances.[]


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