Indonesia crowned AFF U-16 champion

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Indonesian junior squad clinched a victory in 2022 AFF U-16 soccer championship. (Source: PSSI)

Jakarta, IO – The Indonesian U-16 national team lift a trophy after beating Vietnam with 1-0 score at the 2022 AFF U-16 Cup in a final match held at the Maguwoharjo Stadium, Sleman, Yogyakarta, on Friday night (12/8).

Indonesia’s victory was secured by the goal of Kafiatur Rizky created during the first half injury time. His managed to shoot a curving ball right into Vietnam goalpost, a decisive goal that brought Indonesia its second victory since the 2018 edition.

Here are some interesting facts about the Indonesian U-16 National Team trained by Indonesian coach Bima Sakti.

  1. The sweetest gift for the 77th anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence

PSSI chairman Mochamad Iriawan expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the victory of Indonesia’s junior squad. “Thank you coach Bima Sakti, players, and all the officials. Also thank you Mr. President, Sports and Youth Minister Zainudin Amali for being so attentive to the advancement of national football,” said Mochamad Iriawan in a statement.