Persib sees off Thai Goalkeeper Shintawechai
Sun, February 21 2010 06:38 | 2742 Views
Bandung, W Java (ANTARA News) - Bandung soccer team, Persib here Saturday night saw off its goalkeeper from Thailand, Kosin Shintawechai Hathairattanakol who was treated like a hero by its supporters and the team`s camp "Maung Bandung" in a ceremony.
The event took place at the "Si Jalak Harupat" Soreang stadium in Bandung district, West Java province soon after Persib defeated Persisam Samarinda 2-0 from Kalimantan in the Indonesian league.
Kosin who was a contract player for several months from Chonburry FC Thailand, has to return to his team for the preparation of Thailand League competition.
At the 80th minute of the match second round, Kosin was replaced by his successor, Markus Horison who was recruited from Arema Malang soccer team from East Java.
Kosin wished a goodbye to his Persib fans locally called Bobotoh and received a bouquet of flowers delivered by the Bobotoh coordinator.
"We shudder to let Kosin go, he has joined the team and become hero for Persib. I hope his (goalkeeper) successor (Markus) could do his best," said Firman, one of the Bobotoh.
Previously Persib had also let its Thai trusty quarterback, Suchao Nuthnum return home.
In the meantime, Persib coach Jaya Hartono said, "Kosin has given his best for Persib, he played consistently in every game. His performance is excellent."
He also mentioned, as a player Kosin has given an ideal example for a professional one who could be model for other players.(*)
Editor: Ruslan Burhani
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