President Jokowi Presents Bonus for U-16 National Football Team
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Thursday (08/18) awarded a cash bonus to Under-16 (U-16) national football team for achievement of winning the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U-16 Championship on Friday (08/12).
The Rp1 billion bonus was handed out by the Presidential Secretariat’s Deputy for Protocol, Press, and Media Bey Machmudin at Hotel Sultan in Jakarta.
Also joining at the handover of bonus were General Secretary of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) Yunus Nusi, Coach Bima Sakti and all players of the national U-16 football team.
“As Mr. President earlier said, he hopes that the national U-16 football team can keep up the good work and make achievements,” Bey said.
Bey also expressed hopes that other national football teams including U-19, U-23, and the senior team can also make more achievements.
In the meantime, General Secretary of PSSI Yunus Nusi expressed gratitude to President Jokowi for his concern to the U-16 national team.
Meanwhile, the U-16 national team coach Bima Sakti said that he would try his best to coach the team in order to keep making achievements.
“We have prepared an extraordinary training program so that the team development can be maintained in order to make achievements for U-16, U-19, as well as U-23 national teams. I would like to express my gratitude to the President and the Government. Without their supports we would not be here,” Bima said.
Furthermore, U-16 national team captain Iqbal Gwijangge also expressed gratitude to President Jokowi, adding that the bonus given by the President will motivate all players. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (AP/EP)