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Ex Indonesia U-19 star joins Persib Bandung

After the disaster in Piala Presiden, Persib Bandung are starting to strengthen their squad in preparation for the upcoming season. They started it by signing one of ex Indonesia U-19 stars, Muchlis Hadi Ning Syaifulloh.

Muchlis Hadi was recruited after as a request from the new head coach, Mario Gomez. Gomez reportedly asked for six new players and Muchlis is one of them.

The former PSM Makassar was the member of Indonesia U-19 that won AFF U-19 Cup in 2013. The year after, he played for Garuda Muda in the group stage of the 2014 AFF Championship, which was held in Myanmar. With the U-19 team, he scored seven goals from 23 appearances.

He was also the part of Indonesia U-23 team on SEA Games 2015. He scored a hattrick against Cambodia in the group stage.

The Mojokerto-born footballer joined Bhayangkara FC, last year Liga 1 winner in the beginning of the season, but he didn’t appear in a single match. To get more playing time, he moved to Semen Padang FC, but then again, he failed to register a single minute.

However, Muchlis is still considered a household name, especially for his achievement with Indonesia junior team.