INDONESIA, Thailand and Singapore joined host Malaysia into the semi-finals of the ASEAN Para Games five-a -side football (Cerebral Palsy) competition held the National Sports Council ground in Bukit Jalil on Wednesday (Sept 20).
The Indonesians marched into the last four following a 10-2 victory over Myanmar, silver medallist at the 2015 Para Games in Singapore. Cahyana, Muhaimi Yahya and Hernanda Yahya scored hat-tricks while Yuliarsi Ahmad netted one.
The result has also opened the door for Thailand’s entry into the semi-finals.
The Thais, who suffered a shock 2-1 defeat against Indonesia, came through with a 1-0 win over Myanmar to finish second in Group B on four points – two points behind the Indonesians. In the only Group A match played on Wednesday, Singapore edged Cambodia 4-0.
The Indonesians will go head to head against Singapore in the semi-finals on Friday (Sept 22) and Malaysia face Thailand.
Two years ago we finished at the bottom of our group without any wins and now we are placed on top. There has been no pressure on us and we will just go out there and play our normal game without thinking much on the medals,” – FADILAH OMAR (Indonesian coach)