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Kids dream of becoming big-time soccer players

  • Musthofid

  /   Fri, February 14 2020   /  02:22 am
Future on hold: Coach Iskandar of Asiana Soccer School briefs his trainees at the end of a training session at the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta. (JP/Musthofid)(JP/Musthofid)

Future on hold: Coach Iskandar of Asiana Soccer School briefs his trainees at the end of a training session at the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta. (JP/Musthofid)Under the attentive watch of a coach, the kids look engrossed in their game as they harbor dreams of becoming professional soccer players.They joke at times but enjoy the training session while their parents or companions follow them from outside the field.The training ground inside the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex has become a regular playing venue for the students of Asiana Soccer School.The school, which was founded in September 2018, recruits soccer trainees under a fellowship program.“We do not take money at all from the parents. We have a mission to develop soccer talent to contribute to national soccer advancement,” team manager Iwan told The Jakarta Post while he supervising the train...