U-16 U-16 Usung revenge against Laos
U-16 national team coach Fakhri Husaini wants his foster children to learn from defeat against Laos in the last match of Group G Asian Cup 2018 qualifying at Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand, Friday (22/09/2017).
Garuda Asia will face Laos again after meeting in AFF Cup U-15 2017, last July. At that time Rendy Juliansyah and his friends gave up 2-3 of Laos.
“We’ve met them and we learned a lot from that defeat,” Fakhri Husaini said of his side’s defeat from Laos two months ago.
The 2-3 defeat experienced by Garuda Asia team in the AFF Cup U-15 put the finishing team in fifth position from six teams in Group A, two points adrift of Laos right on top.
However, the Garuda Asia team is not the same team as when in the AFF Cup U-15. They are now top of the table after winning three victories over Northern Mariana Islands, East Timor, and home team, Thailand.
Laos will also be the last test of the U-16 national team to ensure themselves qualify as group winners. Fakhri Husaini insists that the defeat of Laos will be paid by his care team on this occasion.
“What they did in the AFF last July will surely be overcome with victory when we face them,” said Fakhri Husaini.
Indonesia U-16 national team is currently at the top of Group G qualifying Asian Cup 2018 with nine points from three matches. Garuda Asia’s team is very likely to qualify for the finals to be held in Malaysia on September 20, 2018 as it currently leads six points from Thailand, Laos and Timor Leste which are both collected three points from two matches that have been played.