Borneo FC Samarinda will be challenged by the currently leading football club in the Go-Jek Traveloka Liga 1, Bali United on Monday evening (9/11). The match will be refereed not by local referee but by foreign referee.


This will be Borneo FC's first match to be refereed by foreign referee, meanwhile it is not the first time for Bali United, since they have previously have foreign referee for their another match.


Responding to that, the team manager of Borneo FC Samarinda said that he doesn't have problem with that. However, he hopes the quality of the foreign referee in leading the game will make the match become more interesting.


"Sure, we hope that the referee can lead the match nicely, moreover they are foreign referees. We don't want the same incident that occured in Bekasi in the match between Persija Jakarta against PSM Makassar. It's not right. It's dangerous if the referees are like that, the most important thing is whoever the refeees are as long as they are good, we will support for the improvement in Indonesia football," explained Farid.


Being asked about the referee who will lead in the match, Farid explained so far their side still don't know about that. "We don't know which referee will be refereed for our next match against Bali United, whether from Australia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, or other country. Later in the Match Coordination Meeting (MCM) we will know who are the referees who will lead the match," said Farid. (IYO/KOK)