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Paperwork Denies Pattynama His Indonesia Debut

Viking FK defender Shayne Pattynama was denied his Indonesia national team debut after the Football Federation of Indonesia (PSSI) have failed to sort out his federation change paperwork in time for the Timnas Garuda‘s friendly matches against Burundi this international break.

Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesia side were scheduled to face Burundi twice in this month’s international break, on March 25th and 28th at the Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium in Bekasi. African side Burundi were set to bring their heavy hitters against the Timnas Garuda, such as former West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino and OGC Nice defender Youssouf Ndayishimiye.

Indonesia themselves have called up 28 players for the two matches, comprising of talents from the Liga 1 Indonesia, overseas-based players, as well as naturalized talent, one of whom being Shayne, who had just gotten his Indonesian citizenship in late January. The left-back was set to join the likes of Jordi Amat, Marc Klok, and Stefano Lilipaly as Tae-yong’s naturalized legion in this month’s international break.

However, as Indonesia took to the training ground to prepare for their two tests with Burundi, Shayne was conspicuously absent from Monday’s training session.

Indonesia assistant coach Nova Arianto later revealed to Bolasport and Bolanas that Shayne will take no part in the Timnas Garuda‘s matches with Burundi.

“His paperwork regarding his change of federation hasn’t been completed yet,” Nova told both Bolasport and Bolanas.

This contradicted earlier statements from PSSI vice-chairman Zainudin Amali and PSSI secretary general Yunus Nusi, who both said that Shayne is eligible for national team duty in this month’s friendlies against Burundi.

Despite this. Tae-yong wouldn’t worry too much as he still has a wealth of selection on left-back, mainly Tokyo Verdy’s Pratama Arhan, RANS Nusantara FC’s very own Edo Febriansah, and Persija Jakarta youngster Dony Tri Pamungkas.