Arema FC Vs Persiba, Two Singo Defender Edan Doubtful Shown
Arema FC faced an issue that is not easy ahead of counter Persiba Balikpapan at Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang Regency, on Friday (18/08/2017).
They are threatened without being strengthened by two mainstay defender, Syaiful Indra Cahya and Johan Ahmad Alfarizi.
The two players have the same problem, namely ankle injury.
In fact, Alfarizi absent in the previous game because it is still in recovery so it is not included in the list of Arema FC players arrangement against Persib Bandung.
In a match that ended the goalless draw, Alfarizi’s position was replaced Junda Irawan, while Syaiful suffered a kala injury against Persib.
At that time, he became a tandem Arthur Cunha as a central defender.
Syaiful’s role is quite effective to reduce Persib’s aggressive game. Evidently, Persib difficulties penetrate the defense Singo Edan, nickname Arema FC.
Coach Arema FC, Joko Susilo, claimed will not force the two players to appear despite orally that they claim ready to be demoted.
“Yesterday Alfarizi and Syaiful there are a few problems, but they told me ready if demoted,” he said.
“But, we will see in the last exercise conditions,” said the coach who is familiarly called Getuk this.
In addition to Junda, Joko admitted will maximize the power of new players, Marco Kabiay, who will go down to occupy the position of defender.
If demoted, the game against Persiba will be his debut in the Arema FC team.
“Even if these two players are absent, we have prepared players who are ready,” he said.
“There is Junda, there is also Marco,” said the coach who started his coaching career from the Arema Academy.
Despite appearing limping in the back sector, Arema FC will certainly lose Juan Pablo Pino who missed the previous game for serving the punishment of card accumulation.