NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – PSSI Technical Director Indra Sjafri said that Barito Putera’s young striker Amiruddin Bagus Kahfi will join the U-19 national team if his injury has fully recovered.
“PSSI is currently waiting for Bagus Kahfi’s recovery and if his condition is 100 percent he will be summoned to join the U-19 national team,” said Indra, quoted from the official website of PSSI in Jakarta, Sunday.
The man from West Sumatra believes Bagus can compete in the U-19 national team coached by Shin Tae-yong.
Indra also saw Bagus’s opportunity to be large enough to play in the U-19 Asian Cup and the U-20 World Cup in 2021.
“The opportunities are quite open to play in the U-19 Asian Cup and the U-20 World Cup later. If he is able to do well in both events, his talent will be monitored by many ‘talent scouts’. And he could join a club in Europe, “said Indra.
Indra Sjafri’s statement seemed to motivate Bagus Kahfi, who was disappointed. Because his move to Dutch club FC Utrecht cannot be realized in 2020.
Amiruddin Bagus Kahfi has become Indonesia’s mainstay young striker since he strengthened the U-16 national team.
The 18-year-old footballer then played a big role in bringing the Indonesian U-18 national team to third place in the AFF U-18 Cup in 2019. Where he succeeded in becoming the most fertile player by scoring six goals.
Bagus also played a role in helping Indonesia to be the best in Group K of the 2020 U-19 Asian Cup Qualification.
Unfortunately, Bagus has been injured since March 2020 while undergoing the Garuda Select program for the second period and until this news is released, he is still recovering his physical condition. (ian)