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Action from Indonesia v Perth Glory XI at E&D Litis Stadium on Wednesday night

Indonesian national team to play State League XI

Football West News

The Indonesian men’s national football team will play a match against a State League Representative side at Forrestfield United’s Hartfield Park this Saturday (kick off 4pm).

The touring outfit have been in Perth this week for a training camp. They also enjoyed a run-out against a Perth Glory XI at E&D Litis Stadium on Wednesday night, which the Indonesians won 3-1.

Football West Development Officer Brad Hassell will coach the State League team, with James Sammut of Gwelup Croatia the captain.

Football West Head of Development Jamie Harnwell said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for our State League players to test themselves against international players.

“There are a lot of Indonesian people living in Perth and we expect a good crowd to come along.”

The Indonesia team in action against a Perth Glory XI

Harnwell added: “We understand the match clashes with the opening round of the NPL but this was the time the Indonesian team wanted to play. They fly back on Sunday and it is great for us to accommodate them.”

Two of the Indonesia internationals, Greg Nwokolo and Stefano Lilipaly, attended the NPL Night Series finals at Frank Drago Reserve last Saturday.

State League Representative squad

Sam Stone, Ben Parry, Rhys Loxley, Josh Perriera, Graham Tough, David Murphy, Jordan Hart, James Sammut (C), John Monterosso, Alexander Kretowicz, Josh Marocchi, Dean Hurley, Brodie Martin, John Chalmers, Alex Randell, Bryan Patterson. Coach: Brad Hassell

Greg Nwokolo, left, and Stefano Lilipaly, pictured with Football West Head of Member Services Alex Novatsis and liaison officer Donny Fahrochi at the Night Series finals at Frank Drago Reserve