Duel of East Kalimantan team which stand in the middle of the standing will be presented in week 31 of 2017 Go-Jek Traveloka Liga 1. Mitra Kukar will be hosting a football club from East Kalimantan, Borneo FC at Aji Imbut Stadium, Tenggarong, Kutai Kartanegara, on Monday (10/23) at 19.30 WITA.

Both teams are both eyeing victory in this Mahakam Derby. Because the victory in this fight will change the position on the board standings, because both clubs collect 43 points.

Borneo FC at least more superior in goal productivity and still minus one game, so they stand in the 8th position. While Mitra Kukar minus 15 goals, must be ranked 10 under Borneo FC and Arema FC.

Borneo FC Head Coach, Iwan Setiawan consider this match to be prestigious. According to him, both teams will perform all-out to get predicate of the best team in Bumi Etam.

Despite targeting to pick points, Iwan realizes that Mitra Kukar starts to be on a positive track.
Even he was wary of the rise of Naga Mekes based on positive results achieved by Bayu Pradana and his team mates in Padang, last week.

"Honestly we see a power in Mitra Kukar who picked up 3 points in Semen Padang. So I think we should be wary of them," said Iwan in a press conference session at Aji Imbut Stadium, Tenggarong, Kutai Kartanegara, on Sunday (10/22).

He hopes that his team is able to play discipline and never give up, even though playing in away match. "Discipline, hard work is the price of dying to earn points, and we want to come out as The King of Mahakam," he said. (DMZ/KOK)