Naturalized players Timnas Ramai-Ramai Celebrate the 72nd anniversary of RI
The naturalized player who has defended the Indonesian national team feel the glory of the 72nd anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia. From Stefano Lilipaly to Diego Michiels, they have already contributed to the Garuda squad.
Through Instagram, Lilipaly uploaded a photo when he defended the Indonesian national team in AFF Cup 2016. He seemed to lift the flag Red and White around the field after ensuring the AFF Cup final ticket.
“The 72nd Birth of the Republic of Indonesia !!”, wrote Fano – once the 27-year-old man is familiarly called.
Lilipaly once represented the Dutch national team at the young age level, ranging from U-15 to U-18. But in 2011, he took Indonesian citizenship following his father, Ron, who came from Ambon, Maluku.
The Dutch player who was sworn into another WNI is Diego Michiels. If Lilipaly takes home the AFF Cup runner-up title, Diego and the Indonesian national team U-23 presents three silver medals in different arena.
At SEA Games 2011 and 2013, U-23 national team became runner-up. While in the event of Islamic Solidarity Games 2013 Palembang, Diego and his friends also got a silver medal after losing from Palestine in the final.