The Women's U-18 National Team Was Given A Bonus Of IDR 75 Million After Winning 2 AFF Cup Matches
Claudia Alexandra Scheunemann (right) dribbles over the shadow of Cambodia's Dem Sreynath (left) (Photo: Antara)

JAKARTA - The Indonesian women's U-18 national team was showered with bonuses after winning their first two matches in Group A of the 2022 AFF U-18 Women's Cup which took place in Palembang.

Quoted from Antara, Monday, July 25, The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) General Chair Mochamad Iriawan gave a cash bonus of IDR 75 million for the success of the women's U-18 national team defeating Singapore 1-0 last Friday.

Then, Indonesian Women's Football Association (ASBWI) Chairman Nadalsyah awarded the same amount of money because the young squad "Garuda Pertiwi" was able to beat Cambodia with a score of 1-0 last Sunday.

If you are able to beat the remaining two strong opponents in Group A, namely Vietnam and Thailand, the bonus will flow again for Sheva Imut and friends.

The PSSI Secretary General Yunus Nusi is rumored to be offering a bonus if the women's U-18 national team flounders Vietnam. Then, if you succeed in silencing Thailand, the bonus comes from the U-18 women's national team manager Akhmad Gunadi Nadalsyah.

According to Akhmad Gunadi, bonus after bonus is channeled in order to motivate the players. In the end, she hopes that Indonesian women's soccer continues to develop.

"As hosts, of course we are very proud if the team can play well and win every game. Especially when we can get three valuable points. We have won two and, as manager, I will give my appreciation in the form of bonuses to the team. This is important to increase the spirit of the children who are now fighting for Indonesia," said the man who is Nadalsyah's son.

The Indonesian women's U-18 national team now leads the standings in Group A of the 2022 AFF U-18 Women's Cup because they managed to reap six points from two matches.

Against Singapore, Indonesia's winning goal was created by Claudia Scheunemann. Meanwhile, against Cambodia, Sheva Imut's single goal from a free kick in the last minute of the match saved three points for Indonesia.

Next, Indonesia will test the strength of the two toughest competitors in Group A. The "Garuda Pertiwi" squad will fight against Vietnam on Tuesday and Thailand on Thursday (July 28). The two matches were held at the Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium, Palembang.

Nine countries participated in the 2022 AFF U-18 Cup. In Group A there are Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, in Group B there are Australia, Myanmar, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Later, the team that has the right to advance to the semifinals is the second best from each group.

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