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Jakarta Post

Persib’s Beltrame inches closer to becoming an Indonesian citizen

  • Ramadani Saputra
    Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 8, 2019   /  05:50 pm
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Brazilian soccer player Fabiano da Rosa Beltrame attends a hearing with House of Representatives Commission X overseeing education, sports and history at the House of Representative in Jakarta on Thursday. (Antara/Nova Wahyudi)

Soccer club Persib Bandung’s central defender Fabiano Da Rosa Beltrame is just one step away from becoming an Indonesian citizen after receiving the nod from House of Representatives Commission X on Thursday. Commission X, which oversees education, sports and history met with Beltrame, along with another naturalization candidate basketball player Peyton Alexis Whitted, who was born in the United States, and Youth and Sports Ministry staff. Brazilian-born Beltrame, who has been playing in the Indonesian soccer league since 2005, met with House Commission III overseeing legal affairs, human rights and security on Wednesday. The meeting resulted in a recommendation from Commission III for Beltrame to proceed with his naturalization process. Beltrame has played for several top clubs in the country, including Persela Lamongan, Persija Jakarta and Arema FC. For the 2019 season, ...