Borneo FC Samarinda's midfielder, Asri Akbar admitted that he was so grateful for his team's 4-0 win over Mitra Kukar on Monday (10/23). He dedicated the victory to his late father who died last week.


This 33-year-old player was absent in the week 30 against Persela Lamongan. But while visiting Aji Imbut Stadium, Mitra Kukar's headquarters, Asri contributed one assist for Borneo FC Samarinda's first goal scored by Lerby Eliandri.


"First I am very grateful. Alhamdulillah it was a great match. The whole team were working hard. This is for my late papa, "said Asri after the match.


In this Mahakam Derby, Borneo FC Samarinda actually did not perform with the best strength. Attacking midfielders Flavio Beck Junior and Abdul Rachman were suspended due to cards accumulation. While Wahyudi Hamisi and Dinan Javier are still undergoing injury recovery process.


But Asri said the support from Borneo FC supporters who came to Tenggarong make the players became more enthusiasm. He said that derby match this time became one of his unforgettable derby match in his career.


With Borneo FC Samarinda's 4-0 victory, they rose to the eighth position of the standings of the 2017 Go-Jek Traveloka Liga 1. While Mitra Kukar stay in the 10th position. "My spirit today for my dad, and thank you for the support from Pusamania who have come.This is a tremendous derby I will not forget," concluded Asri. (NET/KOK)