President Jokowi Watches Indonesia-Cambodia Football Match

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 23 Desember 2022
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo watches the match of the Indonesian national football team in the AFF Cup tournament at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (GBK), Jakarta, Friday (12/23).

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo watched the match of the Indonesian national football team in the AFF Cup tournament at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium (GBK), Jakarta, Friday (12/23).

In the match, the Indonesian national team won 2-1 over Cambodia.

“Thank God, our national team won 2-1. We should be grateful. Tomorrow the team will go to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to compete with Brunei team. We pray for another victory,” said the President in his statement to the media after the game.

In that match, the Indonesian national team took the lead through a goal scored by Egy Maulana Vikri in the 7th minute. Cambodia then scored a goal in the 15th minute through a goal from Saret Krya from a corner kick. Indonesia’s Witan Sulaeman then scored a goal in the 35th minute, brought the score to 2-1.

President Jokowi expressed hope that the Indonesian National Team can become the champion in the AFF Cup as wished by the Indonesian nation.

“All of us: the people, society, football lovers, all want to win,” he added.

Meanwhile, regarding security at the Stadium, the President said that the police have implemented new security protocols and standards. With the new protocol, he added, football security in stadiums at the AFF Cup this time will be better.

“I inspected the security earlier, when I arrived, I saw that the police implemented a new protocol. The audience is limited to 30,000 people and will be increased with new management, new protocols, new system. It will be better,” he explained. (BPMI/AIT/UN) (EST/LW)

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