The newest is Chevaughn Walsh, 3 Indonesian League Players from the Caribbean

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“It is very rare for Indonesian clubs to sign players from CONCACAF member countries.”

ONENEWS.MY.ID – It is very rare for Indonesian football clubs to bring in players from CONCACAF, especially the Caribbean sub-confederation. Most recently, the attacker from Jamaica, Chevaughn Walsh, joined PSIS Semarang.

Since the professional era was introduced in 1994 under the Liga “Indonesia” label, participating clubs prefer to bring in players from Africa and South America. Players from Cameroon, Nigeria, Liberia, Brazil, Chile, or Argentina as has become a tradition.

Then, the trend developed with the entry of European players, especially from the former Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, as well as several Western European players such as Spain and Portugal as well as Eastern European players such as Ukraine and Belarus.

When the taps of ASEAN and Asian players were sounded, players from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the Middle East, to the former Soviet Union also enlivened Indonesia’s highest caste football competition. Likewise with the players from Australia.

Uniquely, it is very rare for Indonesian clubs to bring in players from CONCACAF aka North, Central America, and the Caribbean. Noted, there are only at least three players who come from the region, especially the Caribbean.

Who are they? The following are 3 Indonesian League players from CONCACAF member countries:

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1. Chevaughn Walsh (Jamaica)

PSIS management has just announced the arrival of a foreign legion to face the second round of Liga 1 2021/2022. Before playing for Laskar Mahesa Jenar, Walsh played in the Vietnam League with Hoang Anh Gia Lai, Thanh Hoa, and Hong Linh Ha Tinh

According to PSIS Manager, Fardhan Nandana Ramadhan Junianto, the arrival of the player who is usually called Chevy is expected to strengthen the team’s pounding power. “As we have said before, our new foreign players have arrived in Indonesia since Christmas (2021),” said Fardhan.

“Today (Wednesday, 5/1/2022) we introduce Chevy because Chevy has attended a medical check-up and the results are very good. Hopefully Chevy can make PSIS’s front line even sharper in the second round. “added Fardan.

Born in Spanish Town, May 14, 1995, Walsh started his football career while attending Jefferson College, Missouri, United States (US). After graduation, Walsh played for Ocean City Nor’easters in Premier Development League or USL League Two, the fourth tier competition in the US.

After briefly playing at two US lower caste clubs, Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Atletico Saint Louis, Walsh moved to Vietnam in 2019. Then, when the 2021 Vietnam competition was stopped due to Covid-19, Walsh returned home and only joined PSIS earlier this year.

2. Keith Gumbs (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

In his hometown of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Gumbs is not just a player. In total, 131 caps and 47 goals with the national team in 1989-2011 are proof of status Legend attached to the former assailant who had admitted to having Indonesian blood.

Gumbs came to Liga Indonesia through two Hong Kong clubs, Happy Valley and Kitchee. He joined Sriwijaya FC in 2007 and played until 2012. In Palembang, Gumbs earned legend status thanks to two Indonesia Super League (ISL) titles, three Indonesian Cups, one Community Shield and one Inter Island Cup (IIC). Gumbs also had time to defend Arema Cronus.

After retiring, he returned to Gelora Jakabaring to become a physical trainer and assistant coach. Next, Gumbs returned to Australia to his wife’s hometown.

3. Darryl Sinerine (Trinidad and Tobago)

Darryl Sinerine was not only the first CONCACAF player, but also the first foreign goalkeeper to be present in the Indonesian League. A Trinidad and Tobago national, Sinerine played with Jacksen Tiago and Widodo Cahyono Putro at Petrokimia Putra in the 1994/1995 season.

Sinerine’s presence cannot be underestimated. He was able to bring Petrokimia perched at the top of the Eastern Conference standings with only conceding 31 goals in 32 matches.

Unfortunately, in the last eight, Sinerine was only able to bring Kebo Giras as runner-up. Then, beat Pupuk Kaltim in the semifinals and lost to Persib Bandung in the final. After that anticlimactic season, Sinerine returned to her hometown and was never heard from again.

(andri ananto/you)

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