The new schedule of the match against Persib Bandung (10/4) is considered to forced for Borneo FC. Because three days before, Borneo FC will also have a match against Barito Putera (10/1) in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.
Persib far more benefited. On the same day, Persib Bandun is having their away match against Persiba Balikpapan (10/1) in Batakan. With this condition, Michael Essien and his team only have to stay in East Kalimantan to continue their tour to Bontang, the temporary home base for Borneo FC Samarinda during the sanction.
The management of Borneo FC Samarinda reacted. They sent mail to PT.LIB to hold revised the match's schedule. The tight schedule makes the management to worry about their team's condition.
"We have propose the request for schedule postponing. In a week, we almost have three matches," complained the secretary of Borneo FC Samarinda, Ridhotya Warman.
After hosting Persiba Balikpapan on Monday (9/25), Pesut Etam will head to Banjarmasin to challenge Barito Putera six days later. The after three days, they have to go back to host Persib Bandung as what the league operator has re-scheduled.
That condition is feared to be very susceptible for Borneo FC Samarinda. They will be lack of recovery time. However, Kunihiro Yamashita, and his team have no other option if the request of re-scheduling the match is denied. In that condition, the coach staffs have to arrange their strategy to keep the players in their good shapes.
The manager of Borneo FC Samarinda, Farid Abubakar admits that he does not bothered with the opponent team. If the schedule still based on the new released schedule by the league operator, all elements in the team will stay focus to pick three points. "Maybe the team's stamina will not at their best and the management understand it. But, if we manage to pick three points in this match that would be better," said Farid. (ABI/KOK)