Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia after an AFF Cup Match between Indonesia and Cambodia National Teams at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jakarta, December 23, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 23 Desember 2022
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

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.

Reporter

Sir, you were watching the match. How about the performance of our national players … ?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Very good. Actually, we got more than 10 chances to score goals. Two chances of self goal, and several times the ball hit the crossbars. Well, the ball is round.

Reporter

Are you optimistic that we can be the champion this year, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

All of us: the people, society, football lovers, all want to win. Yes, we want to win.

Reporter

Sir, this is the first time you watch the match of our national team at the stadium after the Kanjuruhan tragedy. Do you think that the security is well-managed?”

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

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. Insya Allah, it will be better.

Reporter

Thank you, Sir. (EST/AW/LW)

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