The Indonesian National Team U-16 plans to hold a national training camp (Pelatnas) again in early July 2020. The architects are preparing themselves to compete in the upcoming U16 Asian Cup tournament November-December 2020.
Certainty U-16 national team will hold a TC in the near future, delivered directly by the Director of PSSI Engineering Indra Sjafri. Indra said after discussing with the Milky Way, the most ideal TC implementation time is in early July.
“We have discussed with the coach of the Milky Way about the U-16 national team program including the TC which is planned for early July,” Indra said.
Although it can already estimate the implementation time. But Indra has not been able to lock the exact date to start TC. According to the former Bali United coach, until now PSSI continues to discuss the most ideal time and location, because it must adjust to the covid-19 pandemic that still occurs in the country.
“The place and date will be determined next. We are again looking for a truly safe location, including preparing hotels and others,” said the man who as coach brought Indonesia 2013 AFF U-19 Cup winners and the 2019 AFF U-22 Cup.
This TC plan, certainly ensured that Indra had also communicated with PSSI with policy makers, such as the Co-Task Force for the Acceleration of Co-19 Handling, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Health and many other parties.
“So everything is being prepared. The latest news will be announced later,” he said.
The Indonesian national team itself has locked a slot in the final round of the U-16 Asian Cup, which will take place in Bahrain on November 25-December 12 2020.
In the championship U16 national team will face severe challenges. Because joining a group with Japan, China, and Saudi Arabia in Group D.
The challenge of the Milky Way and foster children certainly will not be easy, considering Japan is a champion at the U16 Asian Cup, with the largest collection of titles, namely three times in 1994, 2006 and 2018.
Meanwhile, China and Saudi Arabia have also twice felt the highest junior titles at the Asian level.
Meanwhile, the best score of Garuda troops in history at the U16 Asian Cup, was to make it into the top four in 1990. Whereas in 2018, the national team broke through the quarter-finals.