Persiraja Banda Aceh, has found a new coach to face the second round of Liga 1 2021/22. Laskar Rencong, officially announced the arrival of Sergio Alexandre.
Sergio replaces the role of Hendri Susilo, who was fired at the end of October 2021. It is hoped that the arrival of the Brazilian figure can bring Persiraja out of the relegation zone.
Persiraja’s performance, in the first round of Liga 1, was very bad. Of the 17 matches played, Mukhlis Nakata and his friends were only able to win once.
As a result, Persiraja now have to settle for occupying the position of caretaker of the League 1 standings. The pride club of the residents of Serambi Makkah has collected six points.
“Welcome to Persiraja, coach Sergio Alexandre. I believe and believe that you can make this team survive in Liga 1,” said Persiraja president, Nazaruddin Dek Gam, quoted on the club’s official website.
For Sergio, Persiraja is the first Indonesian club he holds. However, he already understands Southeast Asian football culture, because he has coached the Thai team, Suphanburi FC.
Improvements were made by Persiraja to look at the second round or the fourth series of Liga 1. In addition to signing Sergio, the club has recruited six new players namely Yasvani (right defender), Rizky Yusuf (midfielder/left back), Ridha Umami (midfielder), Khairil Anwar (midfielder). ), Alvin Halim (midfielder), and Akhirul Wadhan (forward).
The six players are Aceh’s key pillars in winning the silver medal at the PON Papua 2021. Therefore, it is believed that their presence can lift Persiraja’s performance.
Meanwhile, Persiraja will play the inaugural second round match against PSS Sleman. The match will be held at Ngurah Rai Stadium, January 7 next.