Cibinong – Indonesian national team coach, Simon McMenemy, gave a surprise ahead of the training camp at Pakansari Stadium, Bogor. Simon invited the U-18 national team star, Bagus Kahfi, to take part in the training camp.
Bagus Kahfi has just returned from defending the Indonesian U-18 national team in the 2019 AFF Cup U-18. Together with Fakhri Husaini's troops, the player with the characteristic frizzy hair looked impressive and scored six goals.
Good appearance turned out to steal Simon's attention. However, the Scottish coach had a special mission for Bagus during the training of the senior Indonesian national team.
"For Bagus Kahfi, we must encourage him because in Indonesia many people are interested in him," Simon told reporters.
"When he plays well, many people consider him a great player. However, I brought it here so we can push and remind him, he is nobody and has not yet become anything, "continued Simon.
Besides Bagus Kahfi, Simon McMenemy also invited Hanif Sjahbandi to train with the Indonesian national team. The two players will join the 24 players prepared for the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.
However, Simon McMenemy, was impressed with Bagus Kahfi's performance on the first day of training camp at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong, Thursday (8/22/2019).
although the status of a junior player, it does not prevent Good to mingle and compete on the field with other players.
"During the training session, he was extraordinary. I am very interested in what he is doing. He can also play well in front of his seniors, "said Simon McMenemy.
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