President Joko Widodo invited Egy Maulana Vikri, an Indonesian young and talented footballer who successfully plays at Lechia Gdansk club in Poland, to the State Palace in Jakarta. During the meeting, Egy was accompanied by Minister of Youth and Sports, Imam Nachrowi. After meeting President, Minister of Youth and Sports, Imam Nachrowi said that in the meeting, President Joko Widodo hopes that the presence of Egy overseas can be a good example for other young generations of Indonesia. The President perceived that Egy’s presence at Polish football club will be the ambassador of Indonesia to glorify the name of the nation in the international arena. Thus, President Joko Widodo does hope that sports education can be a major concern to improve the quality of Indonesian youths.
“Yes, Mr. President really wants new Egys who can play abroad, not only 1-7 but there are more, so that they have experience and knowledge and have a high discipline because it is not just a matter of playing but the matter of glorifying the nation's good name that Indonesia is a big country with big talent players as well and Mr. President emphasizes that sports education should be number one,” Imam Nachrowi said,
Furthermore, Minister Imam Nachrowi said that the foundation of sports education, especially football for Indonesian generation should be a main focus in a bid to create prestigious athletes. Thus, Ministry of Youth and Sports is committed to developing sports education both at sports schools and football schools in Indonesia. (Ndy/Trans by Rhm)