Surabaya, East Java (ANTARA) - Surabaya Mayor Eri Cahyadi lauded Indonesia's national team for defeating Timor Leste's team, with a 4-0 score, in the AFC U-20 Cup qualification at the Gelora Bung Tomo Stadium (GBT), Surabaya, Wednesday evening.

"It is amazing because the players are smart to maintain their stamina," Cahyadi noted in his statement here on Thursday.

Cahyadi expects the Indonesian National Team (Timnas) to showcase its agility again when it matches against the teams of Hong Kong and Vietnam, and therefore, be able to proceed to become the Group F Champions in the AFC U-20 qualification.

"(They) have to win because Indonesia is amazing," he added.

While watching the match at GBT, the mayor was enthusiastic in providing support to the Indonesian National Team.

Intermittently, he stood up while singing along with other Timnas supporters to encourage the Garuda Nusantara Team.

In the 12th minute, Indonesia finally managed to score a goal, leading the first round with a score of 1-0. This first goal was scored by Hokky Caraka Brilliant, with the jersey number 09.

The Indonesian National Team consistently showcased its legerity, as in the 30th minute, it scored the second goal, again by Brilliant.

He also scored his third goal in the 49th minute, thereby resulting in his team continuing to lead the game.

Near the end of the game, the Indonesian National Team clocked its 4th goal in the 89th minute, by Rabbani Tasnim Siddiq, the player, with jersey number 19. As the umpire blew the long whistle, marking the end of the game, the Indonesian team won the match against Timor Leste, scoring 4-0.

During the match between Indonesia and Timor Leste, Mayor Cahyadi was accompanied by the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) Secretary General, Yunus Nusi, and other city officials.

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Translator: Abdul H, Kenzu T
Editor: Sri Haryati
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