Persija Jakarta Extends Veteran Duo Contract, Arema FC Recruits Brazilian Striker, Complete Persik Kediri Legion Quota
Mavericksystemscorp.com – Each club prepares the best composition of players so they can compete optimally in League 1 next season.
Maman Abdurahman and Tony Sucipto are certain to continue strengthening Persija Jakarta next season. The two aging players received contract extensions until the end of League 1 2023/24.
Maman and Tony’s contract extensions were inseparable from the contributions made throughout last season. The two players showed an okay game even though they were not young anymore.
In League 1 2022/23, Maman played 15 matches with eight of them as a starter. Meanwhile, Tony appeared in 17 matches, four of which fell since the early minutes.
“Thank God I will continue to play for Persija in the next season. Many developments and changes have been brought by Thomas Doll from last season, “Maman was quoted as saying on the club’s official website.
“Seeing all the processes and plans of the coach, I am sure to continue my career at Persija. I am proud to be able to continue to contribute to the team,” Maman added.
Meanwhile, Tony admitted that he was very happy to still be given the opportunity to defend Persija. He also emphasized that he would bring out all his best abilities for the Kemayoran Tigers.
“Thank God, the coaches and management still believe in me for competition this season (2023/2024). Hopefully I can always give my best for the team,” said Tony.
Arema FC hooks a Brazilian striker
Arema FC’s hunt for new players for the 2023/24 Liga 1 continues. This time the club from Malang recruited a Brazilian striker, Gustavo Almeida.
Almeida’s arrival is expected to be a solution for Arema FC’s front line in the 2023/24 League 1. Last season, Singo Edan’s attack did not look good.
“Arema FC confirmed to recruit Gustavo Almeida with a contract duration of one year,” said Arema FC manager, Wiebie Dwi Andriyas.
“The point is, I want this year we can get a better achievement than before. We brought in Gustavo so we could bring Arema FC to great achievements,” Wiebie continued.
Before hooking Almeida, Arema FC had recruited nine local players. They are Samsudin, Dicky Agung Setiawan, Flabio Soares, Hamdi Sula, Rifad Marasabessy, Rendra Teddy, Samuel Balinsa, Ghufroni Al-Maruf, and Fardan Harahap.
Complete Peaches foreign player
The foreign player quota for Persik Kediri is complete for League 1 2023/24. Filipino defender Simen Lyngbo became the last imported legion to land.
League 1 next season will introduce a new regulation for foreign players with 5+1. Before hooking Lyngbo, Persik had secured the services of Renan Silva, Anderson do Nasicemto, Pedro Paulo, Rohit Chand and Flavio Silva.
The arrival of Lyngbo to increase the choice of defenders on the right sector. Last season, Agil Munawar was the mainstay of this position.
“Of course it’s not ideal to only rely on one player in that position and the coaching team recommends Simen Lyngbo to fill it in,” said Persik director Arief Syaifuddin.
“Apart from being at right-back, he can also play in several other positions. We hope that his presence can improve the team’s performance going forward,” Arief added.
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