* Boy Check Notes
Appreciation deserves to be given to PSSI and the Minister of Youth and Sports (Menpora). How not, amidst the doubts and pessimism of various parties regarding the continuation of the League 1 which is not clear, PSSI and Menpora initiated a pre-season tournament called the Menpora Cup as a test of whether or not the League is needed 1 scrollable again.
Thanks also to the Chief of Police for giving the green light (even with various notes) for this tournament.
For all League contestants 1 deserves to be excited again in preparing the team because this event is also good for a warm-up for all players who haven't been training and playing for a long time during Covid-19.
For Persiraja himself, even though the foreign pillar has been left, Of course this tournament can provide fresh air not only for players but also Rencong groundball lovers who are thirsty for entertainment, especially soccer..
The fans certainly can't wait to see this team fight again.
The vacuum of competition and the dragging of licensing up to the departure of foreign players from several League teams 1 Of course, it will have an impact on all teams that used to be global before Covid had their respective targets. But all disbanded when the Covid outbreak appeared
League status unclear 1 at that time it made all teams confused and not a few teams had to lose money because they had to pay player salaries, while the League is still not clear whether to continue or not.
Back to the Menpora Cup tournament, which is scheduled for March. Financial problems are of course also a problem for all teams. But yeah, it's not in our domain to find out about team finances.
As a round skin lover I and all the fans only hope this tournament is the right start and momentum to get back to building the team and hopefully the League 1 re-titled even without an audience. Isn't it that other competitions have started long ago without spectators?.
So we think thin. If other people can. Why don't we? Bravo Indonesian football!!
The author is Boy Ferdian,
football observers in Banda Aceh