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Indonesia U-19 officially part ways with head coach Indra Sjafri

Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) officially announced the departure of Indra Sjafri as U-19 national team head coach on Tuesday.

The 54-year-old tactician was in charge of the young Merat Putih squad twice. His first spell in 2012-2014 ended with a 2013 AFF U-19 Youth Championship triumph.

Indra’s second spell with Indonesia U-19 came in early this year after he decided to leave Liga 1 outfit Bali United.

“PSSI would like to appreciate and thank Indra Sjafri for his hard working efforts with the Indonesia U-19 national team,” said general secretary of PSSI, Ratu Tisha Destria.

PSSI also hinted that Indra will take another role within federation. It was not officially announced, but he is believed to take a part in the grassroot development program.