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Jakarta Post

Soccer stars stretch their muscles in President’s Cup

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 13 2018   /  01:31 am

Welcome aboard: Persib Bandung’s new recruits, striker Oh In-kyun (right) of South Korea and midfielder Bojan Mališić (left) of Serbia, attend a press conference at Graha Persib in Bandung, West Java, on Jan. 5. The two players are set to partake in the preseason President’s Cup soccer tournament from Jan. 16 to Feb. 17 and the 2018 season of Liga 1.(Antara/M Agung Rajasa)Indonesian soccer is gearing up for the new season by presenting the President’s Cup, a one-month preseason tournament that will feature 15 top-flight clubs, three newly promoted teams in Liga 1 plus two clubs from Liga 2.

The tournament, which runs from Jan. 16 to Feb. 17, will kick off at Gelora Bandung Lautan Api Stadium in Bandung, West Java, presenting giants Persib Bandung and Sriwijaya FC. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled to attend the opening match.

The tournament will have a...