Arema FC still continuing the project The galactics to welcome next season. Now it was the turn of Hasyim Kipuw, Ilham Udin Armaiyn, and Hanis Saghara, who were brought in.
The three new Arema FC players were introduced at the club’s headquarters in Malang on Monday (11/4/2022). Only Hasyim Kipuw and Ilham Udin came, while Hanis Sagara was unable to attend.
Hasyim Kipuw and Ilham Udin were introduced directly accompanied by club president Gilang Widya Pramana alias Juragan 99. There was also the manager of Arema, Ali Rifki.
Hasyim Kipuw and Ilham Udin last season wore PSM Makassar costumes, while Hanis Sagara was a player for Tira Persikabo. Meanwhile, Hanis Sagara was unable to attend because he was undergoing TC with the U-23 Indonesian national team for the 2022 SEA Games.
“We don’t want to play games. For next season we want the best players for Arema FC,” said Juragan 99.
“What is certain, we bring in players according to the needs of the team. Incidentally, there are players who previously had time to defend Arema as well,” he added.
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For Ilham Udin, his arrival to Arema will reunite him with Evan Dimas. The two players worked together in the Indonesian U-19 National Team which won the 2013 AFF U-19 Cup.
In addition, Ilham Udin and Evan Dimas have also played together at club level. They have played together at Bhayangkara FC and Selangor in Malaysia.
“I have actually been waiting for this opportunity (to join Arema). Thank you for the opportunity,” said Ilham Udin.
A few days earlier, Arema FC had introduced its first crew recruit in building the Los Galacticos team. Those who had been brought in earlier were Evan Dimas, Adam Alis, Gian Zola, and Andik Rendika Rama.