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Maldini Pali: From village boy to soccer star

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, June 6 2011 | 08:00 am
Maldini Pali: From village boy to soccer star

PREMIUM JP/Ika KrismantariA decade ago, Maldini Pali was just a boy who liked playing soccer in his front yard in a remote area of West Sulawesi.

Today, the 16-year-old is on his way to becoming one of the country’s next big soccer players.

Maldini was born on Jan. 27, 1995, in Pangkalanbun, eight hours drive from Palangkaraya, the capital of Central Kalimantan. One of his parents is from ...