Thursday, December 07, 2006

Dates and teams for Indonesia's 2007/08 League

Placement of 34 clubs in the two conferences of Indonesia's 2007 Premier League was finalised by the League and National Team Committee at a Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) meeting in Surabaya, capital city of East Java province, on 5 December, PSSI website reported. Fittingly, seven teams from East Java will participate in the competition which is regarded as an audition for the 18-only franchises that will be available in the new Indonesian Super League being launched in 2008.

Zone 1 (Western Conference)

PSDS Deli Serdang
PSMS Medan
Semen Padang
Sriwijaya FC
Persita Tangerang
Persikota Tangerang
Persija Jakarta
Persitara Jakarta
Persib Bandung
Persiraja Banda Aceh
PSSB Bireun
Persikabo Bogor
Pelita Jaya Purwakarta
PSIS Semarang
PSS Sleman
Persik Kediri
Persela Lamongan
Persema Malang


Zone 2 (Eastern Division)

Persipura Jayapura
Persiwa Wamena
Persiter Ternate
Persmin Minahasa
Persibom Bolaang Mongondouw
PSM Makassar
PKT Bontang
Persiba Balikpapan
Persegi Bali FC
Perseman Manokwari
Persma Manado
Persebaya Surabaya
Persis Solo
Persijap Jepara
PSIM Yogyakarta
Arema Malang
Persekabpas Pasuruan
Deltras Sidoarjo

The Premier League commences 6 February then will break on 30 March to allow Indonesia's nation squad to prepare for the Asian Cup. The season will resume after the Cup final is played in Jakarta on July and conclude in January 2008.

The national squad is Goalkeeper: Hendro Kartiko (Persija), Syamsidar (PSM), Yandri Christian Pitoy (Persipura), Ferry Rotinsulu (Sriwijaya FC); Defender: Bayu Sutha (Persema Malang), Firmansyah (Persikota), Ledi Utomo (Persita), Maman Abdurachman (PSIS), Ricardo Salampessy (Persipura), Dian Fachrudin (Persema), Erol Iba (Arema Malang), Ismed Sofyan (Persija), Mahyadi Panggabean (PSMS Medan), Muhammad Ridwan (PSIS), Supardi (PSMS); Midfielder: Agus Indra Kurniawan (Persija), Eka Ramdhani (Persib Bandung), Jefri Dwi Hadi (Persik Kediri), Ponaryo Astaman (Arema Malang), Syamsul Bachri (PSM), Atep (Persija), Budi Sudarsono (Persik), Eli Aiboy (ex Selangor); Forwards: Ahmad Amirudin (PSM), Bambang Pamungkas (ex Selangor), Ilham Jayakesuma (Persita), Saktiawan Sinaga (PSMS), Zaenal Arif (Persib).

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