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Jakarta Post

Inter Island Cup serves as warm-up to Superliga

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 30 2010   /  10:32 am

PALEMBANG: Soccer clubs representing the five main islands of the archipelago are gearing up for the 2010-2011 season of the Superliga Indonesia at the on-going Djarum Inter Islands Cup (IIC) soccer tournament.

The six clubs participating at the Aug. 27-Sept. 5 tournament held by PT Liga Indonesia are divided into two groups.

Teams in group A — consisting of Sumatra’s Sriwijaya FC, Persiba Balikpapan (Kalimantan), Persib Bandung (Java) — are competing at the Jakabaring Stadium in Palembang, South Sumatra, while, Group B’s PSM Makassar (Sulawesi), Arema Indonesia (Java) and Persipura (Papua) are competing in Malang, East Java.

The final of the tournament will take place in Palembang on Sept. 5.

“This tournament is a warm-up drill for our team. We will perform our best here,” Persiba coach Junaidi, whose team defeated Sriwijaya 3-0 in Saturday night...