SEA Games 2023: Indonesia U-22 Successfully Gasak Philippines Three Goals Without Reply
Indonesian national team players in their appearance against the Philippines in Group A of the 2023 SEA Games (photo: dock. PSSI)

JAKARTA The Indonesian U-22 national team successfully started the 2023 SEA Games group phase sweetly. The Garuda squad was able to beat the Philippines three goals without reply.

Playing at the National Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, April 29 evening WIB, Indonesia's victory was determined through goals from Marselino Ferdinand, Irfan Jauhari, and Muhammad Fajar.

Indonesia should have won four goals in this match. Unfortunately, Rizky Ridho failed to take advantage of the golden opportunity when he executed the penalty in the 60th minute.

Furthermore, Indonesia is still facing three group stage matches. In a row, Indra Sjafri will face Myanmar (May 4), Timor Leste (May 7), and Cambodia (May 10).

Indonesia has been fasting for 32 years for gold medals from football at this biennial event. The last time Garuda won the event was in 1991 when this event took place was in the Philippines.

That is the second gold for Indonesia in the history of multi-sports in the Southeast Asian region. Indonesia won one other gold medal in 1987 in Jakarta.

The Composition of Indonesian Vs Philippines Players at the 2023 SEA Games:

Indonesia (4-3-3): Ernando Ari;Alfeandra Dewangga, Rizky Ridho, Ilham Rio Fahmi, Pratama Arhan; Beckham Putra, Ananda Raehan, Marselino Ferdinand; Witan Sulaeman, Ramadhan Sananta, Jeam Kelly Sroyer.

Philippines (4-3-3):aturation of Kammeraad; Santiago Rublco, Yrick Rapisura Gallantes, Noah Leddel, David Seters; Kamil Amirul, Jacob Pena, Gavin Muens; Dennis Chung, Andres Aldeuer, Pocholo Bugas.

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