Cesar Perez Coaches Indonesia U-16
Indonesia Football Association has decided to hire Cesar Payovich Perez as the new coach for Indonesia U-16 under four years contract. Cesar will start the selection round for the new U-16 team in this month until the end of this year. He will select at least 25 players out of 160 players in 4 major cities of Indonesia. All 25 players of U-16 team will be trained in Uruguay starting January 2008 and will take part in local U-16 tournament by March 2008.
Cesar Payovich Perez is a well known figure in Asia after he successfully developed youth Japan national team between 1991 and 1994. He was qualified coach certified by FIFA. His target is to improve the skill of youth Indonesian players, so they have standard close to international players in Europe or South America.
This is the fifth program made by the Indonesia Football Association after they designed the first youth development program in 1992/1993. They sent 25 U-19 players to Italy and took part in Primavera competition for two consecutive years. Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto was one of players trained by the program. The second program was in 1994/1995, the Association sent U-17 team to compete in Baretti competition. The third program was in 2006 when the Association sent U-23 team to Holland. Irfan Bachdim was one of Indonesia descendant discovered by coach team there and joint the training for a short time. The last program was in 2007 when the Association sent U-23 team to Argentina for a month training.