Although difficult to compete in the top, Borneo FC Samarinda reluctant to give up in the match against Madura United in Gelora Ratu Pamelingan Stadium, Pamekasan, tonight (10/13). Ambition to pick points loudly echoed after successfully embarrassing PSM Makassar 4-3 in the last match.


The team's mental readiness is on the top level. The result of winning a fierce duel counter PSM last week. Very special because they could score more than one goal.


Not only win, Borneo FC was able to give the first defeat for PSM in this second round of the league. The resounding results are very enough for their away match against Madura United tonight.


"They played great against PSM, if we can be consistent we can get points in our away match to Madura United," said Ahmad Amiruddin, the assistant coach of Borneo FC.


Unfortunately, the man who is familiarly called Amir had to find a replacement worth Asri Akbar and Matheus Lopes. Both should be absent due to cards accumulation.


Besides Asri and Matheus, Wahyudi Hamisi also absent in the match. The 20-year-old suffered an ankle injury while hosting PSM.


"We try to prepare some names, Inshaallah, everyone's ready to give their best," he added.


Amir must accompany the team again. Therefore, the head coach Iwan Setiawan still undergoing medical treatment at Premier Bintaro Hospital, Tangerang. The former Persebaya Surabaya's coach undergoes heart ring surgery.


"Please pray and hope coach Iwan will be recover quickly. We really hope that he will soon join the team," said Amir.


Amir confirmed that there are not many changes to the game scheme carried in their match against Madura United. He still applied the formation and strategy as before what Iwan often used.


Meanwhile, the defender and team captain Kunihiro Yamashita believes his team can pick points. But as a defender, the player nicknamed The Samurai wants Pesut Etam to avoid conceding.


"We need to work hard if we want to get points, to keep clean sheet is good enough for the team," said Yama. (RIB/KOK)