University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) successfully won over Brawijaya University on Football Student League: McDonald’s East Java Conference (EJC) 2018 on Sunday (16/9). On the first round, UB won in the minutes of 19. Then, UMM attacked in the minutes of 30 and the score was draw 1-1 because of Jaenal Abidin’s kick. UMM team with blue costume finally lost because of a goal delivered by Oky Handi Krisfin and became 2-1.
On the second round, Amad Rifal made a goal when injury time and got one point, so the score was 2-2. The point made UMM became the winner of LIMA Football: McDonald’s EJC and would compete on LIMA Football National on September 18-25, 2018 in Gelora Brantas Stadium.
The coach of Football Student Activity Unit of UMM, Haris Tofli conveyed that this achievement is the result of the team’s hardwork because they never give up. There is no special preparation to compete with 7 teams on the national championship tomorrow (18-19/9) instead of the mental of the members must be stronger. “We have mental preparation and leg muscles recovery. It is better to soak in UMM Sengkaling Park. They practiced everyday to compete in Central Java and East Java”.
There are 20 members in UMM football team.” State University of Jakarta is the biggest rival, I think. They have Faculty of Sport Science. So, they are good physically”. Tomorrow, there will eight teams competing on LIMA Football Nationals, they are State University of Jakarta, Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) Yogyakarta, Padjajaran University of Bandung, and Brawijaya University. (lus)