Ahead of the U-17 World Cup, Erick Thohir Appoints Indonesian Legend Bima Sakti to be the U-17 National Team Coach

BONSERNEWS.com – Ahead of the U-17 World Cup where Indonesia was appointed by FIFA as the host, PSSI Chairman Erick Thohir entrusted the coach to handle the U17 Indonesian National Team to Bima Sakti.

The 2023 U-17 World Cup will be held in Indonesia on 10 November – 2 December 2023.

The appointment of Bima Sakti as the coach of the U-17 Indonesian National Team is certain to reap pros and cons.

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The 2023 U-17 World Cup is a football competition that is held every two years with 24 countries competing for the title.

So far, there have been 20 countries that have confirmed themselves to qualify for the 2023 U-17 World Cup.

The remaining four tickets will still be contested by Asian representatives through the U17 Asian Cup competition in Thailand.

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“In July and August we will select players who deserve to be in the U-17 team. After that, we will send them abroad to undergo training camps as well as conduct trials with European, Asian, African and other countries. The goal is that they won’t be surprised when they face tough teams,” PSSI Chairman Erick Thohir said.

Erick Thohir also confirmed that Bima Sakti would later be accompanied by a coaching team.

The coaching team will later be discussed at the PSSI Exco meeting.

Erick Thohir also hopes that the 2023 U17 World Cup will run smoothly.

Even though when the U-17 World Cup tournament was held, the campaign for the 2024 election had already started.

“We have to start getting used to it and not mix up sports and politics. After all, in that month League 1 was also running, even though the capacity was only 50 percent,” he added.

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