JAC Sport, Jakarta - As many as six players have already qualified for naturalization and the chance to defend the Indonesian national team in the event the Pre World Cup in 2014. It is the sixth player who will be naturalization: Lilipaly Stefano, John van Beukering, Sergio van Dijk, Tonny Cussel, and two players who currently play in the Indonesia Super League (ISL), Victor Igbonefo (Persipura / Nigeria) and Greg Nwokolo (Persija / Nigeria).
"Naturalization of six players were already approved and was completed in Commission III and VIII of the Commission, signed by the chairman of the Assembly, a copy will be sent to the President," said former Deputy Technical BTN, Iman Arif in Jakarta, Wednesday, August 10, 2011.
"In some ways the future they will become citizens, then they will be brought to the Department of Justice and Human Rights to get sworn like Ruben (Wuarbanaran) yesterday," he continued.
The players are, says Faith, potentially strengthening the national team in the event the Pre World Cup 2014. Indonesia will travel to Iran on September 2, will host when against Bahrain in the Bung Karno Stadium on 6 September.
"Insya Allah, before Lebaran they had become Indonesia citizens, can not necessarily join for the first match (against Iran). Maybe they could join when Indonesia against Bahrain, "said Iman.
According to the Iman, their decisions will be called or not depends on the decision of coach Wim Rijsbergen.
"I only work that has gone the way forward. after this is completed, they should follow the first national team selection, and it all depends on the needs of the team, "explained Iman.