Supporter alliance prepares giant Indonesian flag in Kuala Lumpur SEA Games

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (ANTARA News) - Members of the Indonesian Supporter Alliance are preparing a giant Indonesian Flag to support Indonesias national soccer team at the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.

"We have prepared several things to support our national team at the SEA Games, including a giant flag sized 20 x 30 meters, which we had planned six months ago," Indonesian Supporter Alliance Coordinator Aditia Dulo said in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

He stated that various supporter communities, such as Bonek Malaysia, Ultras Gresik Malaysia, Kediri Extreem Malaya, Bobotoh Malaya, and Kconk Mania Malaysia as well as several other Indonesian supporter clubs in Malaysia are prepared to back the Indonesian team.

"With regard to the funding support so far, no assistance has come from any other parties. Everything from the funding to manpower has been readied at our members initiative," he revealed.

He suggested that fellow supporters, who are in Malaysia during the event, could gather with his team at Shah Alam Stadiums entrance two hours before the match begins.

"With regard to the tickers, we could also help by accommodating collectively," he added.

Luki Ardianto, another committee member of the Indonesian Supporter Alliance, said one of the main objectives of this alliance in Malaysia is to unite all Indonesian supporters.

"We should unite and not work alone, which is why we have visited various Indonesian supporter clubs in Malaysia since several days to join and be part of one forum and for one purpose," he affirmed.

Ardianto, who is also the coordinator of Kediri Xtreme, Persik kediris supporter club, urged Indonesian supporter communities in Malaysia to come together as an alliance.

"We unite for Indonesia and forget rivalries, as Indonesia is our priority. Together, we will prove that we can become one under the red and white (Indonesian) flag. Let us support Indonesia. Let us cheer for our club first. Let us make our supporter stand red during every match of Indonesia with our cheers Indonesia Bisa (Indonesia Can!)," he emphasized.

On Tuesday (Aug 15), the Indonesian national soccer team will play against Thailand at the Shah Alam Stadium at 4 p.m. local time. On Thursday (Aug 17), they will face the Philippines at the same time and venue.

Indonesia will face Timor Leste at the Selayang Stadium on Sunday (Aug 20) at 4 p.m. local time and play against Vietnam on Tuesday (Aug 22) at the same venue.

Indonesia will face Cambodia at Shah Alam on Thursday, Aug 24, at 4 p.m. local time.(*)