President Jokowi accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi and Chairman of Steering Committee (SC) Maruarar Sirait, handed the President Cup to the Persija Jakarta football team after beating Bali United 3-0 in the final of the 2018 President Cup football tournament at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, Saturday evening, February 17, 2018. The President shook hands with all players and coach Persija Jakarta.
In the final match witnessed by 70,255 spectators, Persija Jakarta's three goals were created by Marko Simic in the 20th minute and in the first half of injury time, which was 47 minutes. One other goal was scored by Novri Setiawan in the 62nd minute.
With the victory, Persija was the first winner to get cash prize of Rp3.3 billion. Bali United as the second winner received Rp2.2 billion and Sriwijaya FC got Rp1.1 billion after beating PSMS Medan with a score of 4-0 in third place.
In addition to the President's Cup champions, on the same occasion a number of awards were also presented as a form of appreciation during the President Cup tournament. They were for Best Supporters, Best Referees, Top Scorers, Best Young Players of Fairplay Team, and Best Player. (Ndy/( biro pers )