Jakarta, MINA – The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) has officially appointed Simon Mc Menemy as coach of Indonesia’s Senior National Team to replace Bima Sakti starting next year, with a two-year contract until the AFF 2020 Cup.
PSSI Deputy Chairperson, Joko Driyono, who attended the Executive Committee (Exco) meeting on Thursday (12/20) in Jakarta said that Simon’s election was not an easy process, he said the name had been under observation in the past month.
“PSSI considers several names, and finally Simon is declared to meet the target to be achieved,” he said.
Besides Simon, PSSI also named Indra Sjafri for the U-22 national team coach, while Bima Sakti coached the Under-16 national team and Rully Nere coached the Women’s National Team.
As for the U-19 national team coach, in the near future, PSSI will soon announce his name.
Simon is a Scottish coach and is no stranger to country’s football, because he is the coach of Bhayangkara FC this season and is able to present the 2017 League 1 trophy. Previously he had handled the Mitra Kukar team, Pelita Bandung Raya, and the Philippine national team.
For 2019, the Indonesian Senior National Team will take part in the World Cup and Asia qualifying events in September. In addition, in March there will be a FIFA Match Day.
Meanwhile, for the U-22 national team will face three tournaments namely the AFF U-22 Cup in February, the AFC U-23 Qualification in March and the SEA Games in November. (R/Sj /RS5