BANDUNG-After last year was ranked seventh in the world, National Team Street Soccer Indonesia will return to compete in the Homeless World Cup (HWC). The football world championships for the homeless and marginalized and socially disadvantaged people are held again this year. Oslo City in Norway hosts the international tournaments from 29 August to 5 September 2017.
HWC 2017 national team manager, Yana "Jimi" Suryana, explained that the preparations of Indonesia National Team for Homeless World Cup (HWC) 2017 has reached 60 percent. "A total of eight players have been selected on the LoC (League of Change) last early May," he said.
Jimi said, some things still need to be followed up as sponsorships and training camp in Bandung this month. Besides players, he also prepared various things related to the delegation of Indonesia to the four againts four street soccer match.
"The matters with the organizers, the embassy there, as well as volunteer mobilization including the citizens in Norway to be a supporter is being prepared. Last year we were greatly helped by the support of the Association of Indonesian Students in Glasgow, who hosted the HWC 2016, "added the 37-year-old man.
For technical preparation of players, Jimi entrusted this affair to Sabrun Hanapi (45). HWC coach last year was participate in the national team selected in Surabaya two months ago. Since before Idul Fitri, Sabrun has also made a schedule for the 2017 HWC national team, especially the training camp which will begin July 19 in Bandung.
The plan, Rumah Cemara will dispatch 14 delegates to HWC 2017 in Oslo, Norway. The delegation consists of eight players, a manager, assistant manager, coach, assistant coach, reporter, and cameraman. The HWC committee chose Jaka Arisandi, a staff member of Cemara House Sport, as a referee at the HWC 2017 tournament. Thus, the group that departed from Indonesia amounted to 15 people. (Pun)