Had Retired, Benny Wahyudi Called Again
There is something surprising in the list of 20 players National Team (Timnas) Indonesia for a test match against Fiji at the Patriot Stadium, Bekasi on (02/09/2017). Benny Wahyudi’s name is also listed, although this Arema FC player has already said retirement from the national team.
This is what makes Benny confused. But the 31-year-old has yet to confirm whether or not to take the call.
Indeed, Benny never expressed to retire from the Indonesian national team. It was revealed after Indonesia failed to win the AFF Cup in 2016 after losing 2-3 aggregate of Thailand.
At that time, Benny has a special reason so make the decision to retire. He wants to give opportunities to young players who have the potential to replace him in the left back position.
Not only that. Benny also reasoned that in the left-back sector takes young players because the energy needed in the position is quite large.
“Previously I also never spoke of a break from Timnas, but this is called again,” said Benny.
In addition to Benny, there are three players Arema FC who get a national team call. They are goalkeeper Kurnia Meiga, Adam Alis and Johan Ahmad Alfarizie.
Later they will gather to undergo training with other players who were called on Thursday (08/31/2017).