Borneo FC's energic midfielder who was has been sidelined for long time, Asri Akbar has come back to train with his team. It is a sign that the player who was born in Gowa, South Sulawesi is ready to come back with Pesut Etam.


The come back of Asri Akbar means more option in midfield for coach Iwan. Besides they have their mainstay Flavio Beck Junior, and also some young players such as Abdul Aziz, Wahyudi Hamisi, Dodi Al Fayed, to Rizky Nasution, all of them have equal qualities.


The formations and schemes of Borneo FC also will be more varied with the presence of Asri Akbar. Because, beside can block opponent's offense, he also has an accurate assist and also good vision of the game.


Borneo FC's physiotherapist, Lutfinanda Amary Seftiandi ensures that Asri Akbar is ready to come back. He even has joined the training yesterday. Thus ensures that Asri Akbar can be played in the match of Borneo FC against Bali United. "Asri has recovered and I think he can play against Bali," said Lutfi.


It is just all decisions are on coach's hands whether he will played Asri Akbar or not yet. Because even though he has fully recovered, but Asri still has problem with his physical condition. "Because he has not joined the training for quite a long time, so he is still physically dropped. I think he is not ready to be played full time," he said.


But if there is another strategy from the coach to keep put Asri Akbar into the line-up, Lutfi does not know for sure. Asri could be played in the second half of the match, or becoming a starter player then substituted out. "The decision belongs to coach Iwan, but I ensure that he has been fully recovered now," he explained.


As known before, Asri Akbar injured on his right knee in the match of Borneo FC against Barito Putera on last July. Actually he has recovered, but the injury came back in their match against Persija Jakarta. Since that Asri Akbar had to train separately from the team to strengthen his knee muscle. (HFZ/UPI/SP/KOK)