After a practice match schedule with Kelantan FC null, Persija (IPL version) now have another strong opponent. Emmanuel De Porras et al is scheduled to conduct trials with other Malaysian team, Johor FC on 29 December.
According to a release received Kompas.com, this game is a direct request from Johor FC who really want to try the direct power of Persija. However, until now could not be determined where this match will take place.
"We thank you Johor FA for choosing our team to compete friendship. It's a very good chance to compete with a team of classmates Johor in order to prepare to face the match against Arema (January 7, 2012)," said Coach Persija, Jaya Hartono.
Jaya realizes that Arema is a strong team so that the test match against Johor FC may be an indicator of team strength Persija readiness to carry out such action. Meanwhile, the captain Persija, Danilo Fernando, do not want to play even mediocre game against Johor FC only entitled trials.
"Clearly this is not a regular trial, this International Friendly Match. We not only carry the big names Persija, but also Indonesia. To that end, players will seek the maximum in this match," he said.