Satria Tama Keeps Indonesia’s National Team Skip against Cambodia
U-22 national team goalkeeper, Satria Tama, will remain one of the 20 players who will be prepared to face Cambodia on Thursday (24/08/2017) afternoon. After going through the examination, the team of U-22 national team coach decided to keep preparing Satria Tama for the last match of Group B SEA Games 2017.
Satria Tama suffered a calf injury while facing Vietnam at the Stadium Majlis Perbayangaran Selayang, Tuesday (22/08/2017) night. Persegres Gresik United goalkeeper was unable to complete the match and was forced to be replaced by Kurniawan Kartika Ajie.
Satria Tama was taken to the hospital on Wednesday (08/23/2017) by Indonesian national team doctor, Syarief Alwi. From the examination, the doctor said the Indonesian goalkeeper suffered a soleus muscle injury, or lower calf muscles.
After a discussion by team coach and team doctor, Satria Tama will remain in the squad to face Cambodia. Team coach admitted Satria still can play for that crucial game.
“After discussions with doctors, Satria can actually play against Cambodia, but once again the decision is on the head coach while looking at the players ready or not,” said Donny Fachroni, Indonesian Media Officer.
“After the final examination, Satria’s injury is not serious, but the coach will decide who will play, Satria or Kurniawan,” he continued.
Indonesia national team will face Cambodia in the final game of Group B SEA Games 2017 at Shah Alam Stadium, Selangor. The meetings of both teams will start at 16:00 local time or 15:00 pm.