Borneo FC Samarinda beware of the rising of the host team, Semen Padang FC in the competition of Gojek-Traveloka Liga 1 at Agus Salim Stadium on Thursday (8/31)


"We all know that they had defeated by Bali United in front of their own public. So, this could be a momentum for Semen Padang to rise and be wary of." said Coach Iwan Setiawan in Padang on Wednesday.


According to him, this is a crucial match for his team because in this away matches, Borneo FC have to fight Persegres Gresik in Gresik then come back to Samarinda to face Bali United and Persib Bandung in their home match. "We surely want to get maximum points in this match because it will help to boost our confidence for the next match.


He said that in the match he wants his team to maximize their performance. Because playing to the maximum is a success for the team. "Players will perform their best performance although we come here in not good condition." he said.


That is because the absence of some players like Shane Smeltz, Asri AKbar, Wahyudi Hamisi, and Diego Michiels.


Diego is still banned, Wahyudi Hamisi has card accumulation, meanwhile Shane Smeltz and Asri Akbar are still under recovery. "Nevertheless we have prepared our best team for this match." he said.


He said that all of the teams in the 2017 Gojek-Traveloka Liga 1 have same ability, no team is superior than other team, we all are equals. Borneo FC still have a chance to win this game but if we prepare our best team for the match.


Meanwhile one of Borneo FC local player, Abdul Rachman said that their next match against Semen Padang will be a challenge to all of us to give our best for the team. "We are ready to pick points in Padang and we are able to do it."he said (ANT/KOK)