Hockey National Team Keeps Top Five Hopes in AHF Cup

The Indonesian national hockey team suffered two crushing defeats from Bangladesh and Oman in the 2022 Men’s AHF Cup at GBK, Senayan, Jakarta. Even so, the national team will still try to give results in the next match against Iran in order to target the top five.

« We are still competing once again with Iran, coincidentally we lost twice to Bangladesh and then to Oman, » said General Chairperson of the Indonesian Hockey Federation (PP FHI) Budi Sulistijono in Jakarta, Tuesday (15/3).

In the Men’s AHF Cup event which is currently taking place at GBK Senayan, Jakarta, the Indonesian national team suffered a major defeat in the first match against Bangladesh 2-7.

The victory was then won by the national team when they met Singapore 3-2 in the second match. However, in the third match on Monday (14/3), the national team lost 1-9 to Oman. In the next match, Indonesia will meet Iran.

« History has proven that we can beat Singapore and the top five target, I think we can still catch up, » Budi added.

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After being lined up as the host of the AHF Men’s Cup, Indonesia will also be the venue for the 2022 Hero Asia Cup championship, next May.

The Hero Asia Cup 2022 will be held at GBK Senayan, Jakarta, followed by India, Pakistan, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and two countries that have qualified for the Men’s AHF Cup.

The Asia Cup is also a qualifier for the Federation Internationale de Hockey (FIH) World Cup 2023.

« We have the trust of the AHF (Asian Hockey Federation) to organize the Asian Cup and of course we are preparing a team that coincidentally is also currently competing in the Men’s AHF Cup. (OL-7)