One of Indonesia’s best supported club Persija Jakarta have been chosen to take on Spanish club Espanyol in a friendly slated for 19 July 2017 at Patriot Candrabhaga in Bekasi, West Java.

Arif Wicaksono, the CEO of Nine Sport Inc, said that the reason for choosing Persija as the opponent for the match against the La Liga side was purely financial.

”It is fact that Persija are one of the best supported club in the country and it is for that reason, we have chosen them to play against Espanyol – ticket sale,” said Arif.

”And also we have the same vision as the management at Persija, which is for football to be progressive.”

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