Last weekend the play off teams from Group B became known while playing in Lombok; Vamos led by Dutch coach Hicham Benhammou and BTS from Surabaya can’t be catched up in the last round. This means that last years champion Black Steel Manokwari has been eliminated.
I’m also in Lombok with the <20 National Team for a training camp. We will play two practice matches; one against Mataram and one against Vamos. Two very good teams from the Premier League and thus a nice test case for the youngsters. Both games will be broadcasted live on MNC TV.
I hope they have enough self confidence to fight against these top teams. After these two games I will announce the 14 names for the selection going to the AFC tournament in Bangkok.