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2019 Schedule
4-9-6, 11th in Indonesian Super League
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625dJohn Duerden

Five Indonesia football wishes for 2018

Michael Essien and Peter Odemwingie led the way for imports in Indonesia in 2017, and more are needed this year. Five Indo wishes by John Duerden.

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653dPaul Murphy

TMJ hits back at ex-JDT coach over wages

JDT president TMJ has hit back at former coach Mario Gomez over claims of unpaid wages, daring the Argentine boss to fight the matter in court.

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654dPaul Murphy

JDT face court battle vs. ex-boss Gomez

Coach Mario Gomez may be about to begin a new job as coach of Persib Bandung in Indonesia, but he faces a fight in court against ex-Malaysia club JDT.

660dPaul Murphy

Mario Gomez new coach of Essien's Persib

Ex-JDT boss Mario Gomez will try to rebuild the hopes of one of Indonesian football's biggest clubs after being appointed in charge of Persib Bandung.

689dPaul Murphy

Indonesia club links up with Korean champs

Indonesia's Persija Jakarta have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with newly-crowned K-League champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

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700dJohn Duerden

Bhayangkara stunned by PSM in Indonesia

Robert Alberts' PSM Makassar blew the Indonesian title race wide open on Thursday with a 2-0 win at the home of Liga One leaders Bhayangkara.

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767dJohn Duerden

Odemwingie out as Madura Utd fall off top

A 5-2 victory by Bali United over Madura United -- who were missing top scorer Peter Odemwingie -- saw them claim top spot in Indonesia's Liga 1.

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774dJohn Duerden

Essien scores as Persib win in Indonesia

Michael Essien scored his third goal of the season, helping Persib Bandung to a 3-1 win over PS TNI that moves them away from the relegation zone.

779dESPN Staff

Indonesian club sacks 'bad' Carlton Cole

Former England striker Carlton Cole was sacked by his Indonesian club Persib Bandung on Wednesday after failing to score during the 2017 season.

794dJohn Duerden

Indonesia: Essien angst, Odemwingie joy

There was joy for ex-Stoke City winger Peter Odemwingie and concern for former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien after the latest round in Indonesia.

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802dJohn Duerden

Odemwingie outshines Essien in Indonesia

Peter Odemwingie scored twice as his Madura United beat Michael Essien's Persib Bandung 3-1 in Indonesia's Liga 1 on Sunday night.

806dJohn Duerden

Essien guides Persib to Indonesia victory

Michael Essien played 90 minutes as Persib Bandung opened up the Indonesian title race on Wednesday with a 2-1 win over league leading PSM Makassar.

807dJohn Duerden

Essien's Persib aim to upset Alberts' PSM

Michael Essien comes up against the coach who turned him down when his Persib Bandung host Robert Alberts' high-flying PSM in Indonesia's Liga 1.

823dJohn Duerden

Indonesia: Essien's Persib lose yet again

Michael Essien completed his second 90 minutes of the season, but his team Persib Bandung lost again to fall to 12th on the Indonesia standings.

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837dESPN staff

Essien's Persib lose again, fans storm pitch

The troubled Indonesian season of Persib Bandung worsened on Sunday as the big-spending club lost 2-0 at Bhayangkara for a second successive defeat.

840dESPN staff

Carlton Cole released by Persib Bandung

Ex-England striker Carlton Cole has reportedly parted ways with Persib Bandung in Indonesia after failing to score, and playing only 105 minutes.

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844dJohn Duerden

Indonesia: Essien, Persib under pressure

Michael Essien's Persib are unbeaten in Indonesia Liga 1 this season, but there is pressure on coach Djadjang Nurdjaman due to the team's dour style.

852dJohn Duerden

Indonesia: Essien pen miss as Persib draw

Michael Essien missed a penalty and Persib Bandung missed a chance to go top of Indonesia Liga 1 after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Borneo.

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859dJohn Duerden

Essien, Zokora share spoils in Indonesia

Michael Essien's Persib Bandung drew 0-0 away to Didier Zokora's Semen Padang as the two African icons shared the spoils in Indonesia's Liga 1.

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861dJohn Duerden

Zokora versus Essien in Indonesia

Former African rivals Didier Zokora and Michael Essien will face off on the Indonesian stage when Semen Padang host Persib Bandung on Saturday night.

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865dESPN staff

Cole's lack of goals bemoaned at Persib

Persib Bandung's manager says an Indonesian team with former England striker Carlton Cole is like playing with 10 men, due to his poor contributions.

870dJohn Duerden

Essien, Cole 'can't adapt' to Indonesia

Star imports Michael Essien and Carlton Cole are struggling to sleep and adapt to life in Indonesia, says Persib Bandung coach Djadjang Nurdjaman.

880dJohn Duerden

Essien nets first goal but Persib held again

Michael Essien scored his first goal, but Persib Bandung dropped more points after drawing 2-2 at PS TNI in Indonesia's Liga 1 on Saturday night.

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886dJohn Duerden

Essien, Cole draw blanks in debuts

Michael Essien and Carlton Cole toiled hard but were unable to inspire a win in their debuts for Persib Bandung in Indonesia, writes John Duerden.

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1451dJason Dasey

FIFA ban sends Indonesia backwards

After meeting a former Indonesia president, ex-Persib Bandung star Robbie Gaspar reflects on how the FIFA ban continues to take the sport backward.