•January 6, 2011 • 3 Comments

The conflict between Indonesia Super League (ISL) and Indonesia Premier League (IPL), has urged Indonesian rising star Irfan Bachdim to make a decision on the future of his career.

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Kim Jeffrey Kurniawan

•December 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Kim Jeffrey Kurniawan is another scouted young talented Indonesian footballers abroad. He was actually a German citizen, but has an Indonesian father. He is 20 years old and played for FC Heidelsheim last season. It was a low division German club.

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Syaffarizal Mursalin Agri

•December 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Another young talented Indonesian footballer is scouted abroad. He is Syaffarizal Mursalin Agri. He plays for Al-Khor junior in Qatar. He is 18 years old now. He started playing for Al-Khor Junior since he was 13 years old (2005) and scored 15 goals in his first season.

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Marquee Player

•December 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Indonesia Premier League introduces marquee player system to promote the League. Marquee player is known as “guest player”, usually ageing star players, contracted by sponsor and play in the League for a short duration of time. The marquee player system has been implemented in US Major League Soccer and A-League Australia. There is no expectation that these star players will stay on beyond the initial terms of contract. However, it might be a good way to road-test an ageing superstar to see if they have managed to retain enough of their touch to be worth signing longer term.

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Irfan Shines as Indonesia Wins

•December 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Finally, Indonesian football lovers have the chance to see Irfan Bachdim on AFF Suzuki Cup Group Qualification in Jakarta between 1 and 7 December 2010. The trust given by Coach Alfred Riedl for him to play as second striker for the main striker Christian Gonzales was really paid off. He scored two goals in three games and exploring the field from one side to another side of the pitch.

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