03 Oct Guam U17s to make adjustments before facing Indonesia
[October 2, 2022 – Harmon, Guam] Guam’s U17 National Team will work to improve its strategy for its upcoming match of the AFC U17 Asian Cup Bahrain 2023™ Qualifiers against Indonesia Monday at 8 pm (Indonesia time) at the Pakansari Stadium in Bogor.
“It’s going to be a tough match,” said Samuel San Gil, Head Coach of the Guam U17 National Team during a press conference. “(One key area for improvement is) we need to be quicker to the ball.”
On opening day of the AFC tournament, United Arab Emirates picked up a 9-0 win over Guam.
Abdulaziz Mohamed Almarzooqi led his team to victory with a hat trick and Waleed Mallalla Alhammadi scored twice. Gaith Abdalla Almusharrkh, Mohammed Jumah Almansoori, Ali Jamal Alkhzaimi, and Hilal Ahmed Alsuwaidi each scored once for UAE.
The Guam team will play against Indonesia at 8 pm (Indonesia time) Monday evening following the afternoon match between United Arab Emirates and Palestine. Both matches will be held at the Pakansari Stadium.
The Pakansari Stadium will be closed to spectators as a security precaution following an incident during one of Indonesia’s league matches held over the weekend. Following the match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java (about 902 kilometers from Pakansari Stadium), chaos and violence erupted after a 3-2 loss by home team Arema FC, resulting in casualties, according to a statement by the PSSI.
In addition to a closed stadium, a moment of silence will be held for victims from the weekend league incident ahead of Monday’s matches in Indonesia.