President Jokowi Provides Additional Bonus for U-22 Team

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 28 Februari 2019
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President Jokowi laughs while having a friendly talk with U-22 National Football Team, at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (28/2). (Photo: Deny S/PR)

President Jokowi laughs while having a friendly talk with U-22 National Football Team, at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (28/2). (Photo: Deny S/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will provide extra bonus for U-22 National Football Team who have just won the 2019 AFF U-22 Championship after beating Thailand with score 2-1 at the National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 26 February 2019.

Previously on Wednesday (27/2), Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi handed over a total bonus of Rp2.1 billion for the athletes and officials, with athletes got Rp65 million and officials got Rp62 million each.

“I will add Rp200 million for each athlete, coach, assistant coach as well as doctor,” said President Jokowi when meeting with the U-22 Team at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (28/2).

On the occasion, President Jokowi said that the people of Indonesia are highly proud of the national team’s achievements in which marked the raise of Indonesian football.

“I hope we can get similar achievement in future tournaments, such as Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League and Sea Games,” the President added.

After the meeting, President Jokowi and the U-22 Team took a group photo at the backyard of the Merdeka Palace. (FID/DNS/ES)

Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: Mia Medyana

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