Beating Elkan Baggott, Bagus Kahfi Becomes the Most Promising Wonderkid – FC Utrecht’s striker, Bagus Kahfi, has become Indonesia’s most promising young player according to an opinion poll conducted by the AFC. Bagus excels from his colleagues, namely Elkan Baggott and Egy Maulana Vikri.

Recently the Asian Football Federation (AFC), highlighted young Indonesian talents who have career abroad. They also conducted an opinion poll entitled ‘Generation Garuda: The Indonesian youngster taking on the world’.

“Young, talented, and eager to test themselves abroad, the next generation of Indonesian football stars is increasingly going (to play abroad),” wrote AFC on its official website.

AFC highlighted eight young Indonesian players under the age of 21. They are Witan Sulaeman (FK Radnik, Serbia), Bagus Kahfi (FC Utrecht, Netherlands), Asnawi Mangkualam (Ansan Greeners, South Korea), Egy Maulana Vikri (Lechia Gdansk, Poland), Elkan Baggott (Ipswich Town, England), Brylian Aldama (HNK Rijeka, Croatia), Syahrian Abimanyu (Newcastle Jets, Australia), and Todd Rivaldo Ferre (Lampang FC, Thailand).

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“Coming from a very passionate football country, but – with a few notable exceptions – which tends to keep its top players in the country, Indonesia’s young brigade 2021 is going a long way to enhance their prospects for fame,” wrote the AFC.

It did not stop there, in order to assess the prospects of the young Indonesian players, the AFC through its official website conducted a poll starting from Friday (19/2/2021) to Tuesday (23/2/2021).

The end result, Bagus Kahfi became the player who was considered the most promising talent. He is superior to his partner, Elkan Baggott who is a player of English-Indonesian descent.

Good to get a total vote of 29.99 percent. Thin ahead of Elkan who collected 29.21 percent of the votes. In third place was Egy Maulana Vikri with 12.74 percent of votes.

Well, here is a complete list of poll results from the AFC that highlight Indonesia’s young talents:

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Bagus Kahfi is the most promising young player. (

Source: – Kumpulan Berita Bola Terkini Seputar Sepak Bola Terbaru by

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