Indonesia Football Association (PSSI) wants to meet with the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) in their effort to persuade Sabah FC to release Saddil Ramdani, winger of the team to compete in the Men’s Football event of 2021 SEA Games at Hanoi.
PSSI announced a list of 29 players called up by Shin Tae-yong to join the central training camp ahead of the SEA Games and Saddil became one of the players to play abroad besides Elkan Baggott, Asnawi Mangkualam, Pratama Arhan, Egy Maulana Vikri, and Witan Sulaeman.
However, Sabah did not release Saddil to play in Hanoi as they considered the bi-annual games not included in the FIFA calendar and wanted the winger to help Sabah in the Malaysian League.
Although Saddil did not get a release from the club, but PSSI did not give up where their general leader, Mochamad Iriawan wanted to discuss with FAM on this matter.
“We will work on this. If there is a reference, I will communicate with FAM. I did this to help Saddil. Some Malaysian players are allowed to play in the SEA Games. So there is an opportunity for Saddil because players from neighboring countries are allowed,” said Iriawan.
At the 2019 edition of the SEA Games in the Philippines, Saddil was part of the Indonesian squad that won the silver medal where they lost to Vietnam in the gold medal match. The former Sri Pahang player also contributed two goals.
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