Hunted by many clubs, Salman Alfarid: Persija is my pride – Wonderkid Persija Jakarta, Salman Alfarid is one of the potential young players in Indonesian football in recent years. Since he was a teenager, he has worn the Indonesian national team uniform back and forth.

Had been one of the mainstays of Coach Fakhri Husaini in the U-16 Indonesian National Team, he was later selected into the Garuda Select squad to study England.

Last year, he returned to the Red and White uniform after being called by Coach Shin Tae-yong to attend training camps in Croatia and Spain.

The series of nicks made a number of Indonesian clubs hunt for his signature. However, as Salman acknowledged, choosing Persija was an easy decision.

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“Many have offered contracts. But for me, playing for Persija is an honor,” Salman said in a club statement.

The 19-year-old footballer was born and grew up in the south of the capital. Since childhood, he was often invited by his parents to watch Bambang Pamungkas and his friends compete at the Lebak Bulus Stadium.

The experience that then made him fall in love with the Jakmania favorite team. Therefore, for him the Kemayoran Tigers – Persija’s nickname – is a big team.

“While watching in the stadium, I realized that Persija is a big club,” said Salman.

Salman also hopes to give Persija a trophy in the future, as one of his idols, Ismed Sofyan, has done. Now, Salman also has the opportunity to achieve that dream with his role model.

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“I am very happy. Hopefully I can give Persija a trophy like him (Ismed Sofyan). Persija is a big club with a long history. Hopefully I can be a part of that history,” he concluded.

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

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