Minister of Youth and Sports (Menpora) Zaidunddin Amali placed great hopes on the volleyball branch to become one of the gold medalists in the 2019 SEA Games. Amali assessed that the Indonesian contingent had great opportunities in the team sport.
“I think the Indonesian volleyball team, both indoors and beaches, can donate a gold medal at the Philippine SEA Games later. We have to go home with puffed up chest because of achievement, “Amali said as reported by Tirto.id.
The request from the Menpora was answered straightforwardly by the Chairperson of the Indonesian Volleyball Association (PBVSI), Komjem Pol (Ret.) Imam Sudjarwo. He said he was ready to answer the target charged with maximum performance during the match later. Faith even set a clean sweep target for sons and daughters.
The optimism shown by Faith is not without foundation. Based on his observations, the team went through very mature preparation with a lot of shaking abroad. In addition, based on reports from team managers, all athletes are also in perfect condition.
“The results of reports of managers both indoor volleyball and beach volleyball, where it was reported that the readiness of their students has reached 100 percent. Plus the manager also has data on the strength of potential opponents. So I am sure I won gold,” Imam said.
Despite having great self-confidence, the number one person in this volleyball asked his foster children to stay focused. Because the competition map at the SEA Games this time is arguably quite tight.
“For our rival volleyball it is definitely Thaildan. While Vietnam must also be on our guard, “he added.
The inaugural match of the Indonesian men’s volleyball team is scheduled for December 2, 2019. In the initial pool B match, Indonesia had to face a tough opponent Vietnam.