Only bring 13 players to Serui, but Borneo FC Samarinda still targets on picking points in Serui. Assistant coach Borneo FC Samarinda Ricky Nelson said that the eleven players who played against Persija Jakarta in the week 32 just stay in Samarinda. They were not brought to Serui for prep stamina to fight Persib.
In order to maintain the solidity of the team as well as sharpening the performance of players, Sultan Samma and his team will have a trial match against Borneo FC Samarinda U-17, this afternoon. all players are expected to wreak the excitement on the pitch because they were not brought to Serui.
"Regular players keep exercising regularly, especially we keep the stamina to be fit so that we can be maximum in our match against Persib Bandung. But coach remind them to be careful in their trial match because the coach team only want to keep the mentality of the players. So the final result is not important." said Ricky after leading the training session at Segiri Stadium on Wednesday (11/1) afternoon.
Ricky himself deliberately helped the senior team because his team, Borneo FC Samarinda U-19 just left for Cikarang, Bekasi, today. As is known, on November 4th, Borneo FC Samarinda U-19 will have the semifinal match at Mukti Wibawa Stadium, Cikarang against Persib Bandung U-19.
Meanwhile, yesterday's training became the last training handled by Vladimir Krunic and Ponaryo Astaman until coach Iwan Setiawan comes back to Samarinda. In yesterday's training session, Lerby and his team looked to have series of program, with dividing the team into two smaller teams. Muhammad Ridho in the goalkeeper position and helped by the junior goalkeeper from Borneo FC Samarinda U-17. (RIB/KOK)