Firza Andhika in photo session AFC Tubize

After a long time Indonesian football has been lacking in achievement, but hopes will always be there for Indonesian football to advance to the international level through talented young seeds, who continue to be honed and will later become the pride of the country. Like this talented young player, Firza Andhika (19) who is a U-19 national team who made it to the international league level in the Belgian League.

Firza Andika became the first Indonesian player to play in the Belgian League. The 19-year-old defender seemed to answer various speculations that covered him. Firza signed a two-year contract with the club First Division B Belgium.

The achievement of Firza’s dream to play in European competition was realized thanks to a neat collaboration between himself and player agent 2Touch International.

“We are very happy to take part in this (Firza joined Tubize). We know there are talents in Asia, especially Southeast Asia,” said 2Touch representative Khairul Asyraf, as quoted by FOX Sports Asia, Thursday (01/24/19 )

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Firza Andika himself has been undergoing a number of trials at the end of last year at European clubs. His departure even caused controversy at his old club, PSMS Medan.

 “Thank you to Northcliff for supporting me all this time. Thank you also for Tubize’s management,” Firza said at a press conference at the Equity Tower on Friday (1/25/2019)

“Maybe Indonesian children can dream like me. The point is to work hard to reach the dream,” continued the player who will use the number 38.

For information, AFC Tubize is a Belgian club that competes in the second caste (Belgian First Division B). The club was founded in 1990 as a merger of two clubs, namely FC Tubize and Amis Reunis de Tubize.

Firza followed in the footsteps of his Indonesian Under-19 national team colleague, Egy Maulana Vikri, who joined Polish club Lechia Gdanks. Tubize was impressed with Firza’s actions during a three-week trial last November and they did not hesitate to recruit him.

Along with Firza’s entry to the Belgian club, North Cliff, who last season supported PSMS in League 1, also sponsored Tubize. Firza will join Tubize after defending the U-22 national team at the Asian Cup and AFF Cup.


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