Persebaya soccer team coach Miroslav Janu dies

Surabaya, E Java (ANTARA News) - Coach of the Persebaya soccer team, Miroslav Janu of the Czech Republic passed away in Surabaya on Thursday due to heart attack, and would be cremated upon his family`s request.

Andi Darussalam Tabusalla, former director of PT Liga Indonesia, the country`s soccer league organizer made the statement here on Thursday night.

"I got such information from Pak (Mr) Bambang Pramukantoro, the Persebaya team manager who has contacted Janu`s family, requesting Janu`s cremation to be held in Surabaya," Andi disclosed.

According to Andi, the Persebaya`s management has also offered Janu`s family in the Czech Republic to come to Surabaya to attend the cremation program.

"I am still waiting for the reply from Janu`s family. If they are ready to come to Surabaya, I will send air tickets and provide accommodation," he pointed out.

Janu once trained the Arema Indonesia and Persela Lamongan teams before joining the Persebaya soccer team.  (B003)