Lubis confident Vamos can be champions
Yogyakarta: Captain Syahidansyah Lubis is hoping to create history by steering Vamos FC to their first AFC Futsal Club Championship title.
Backed by home support, Lubis has replaced Sunny Rizky Suhendra as captain, will lead a much younger side compared to the team that featured in the 2017 championship.
At Ho Chi Minh last year, Vamos finished third in their group behind Al Rayyan and Naft Al-Wasat and Lubis said the experience was invaluable for the team who were the first Indonesian side to play in the Continental tournament.
The current Vamos squad is much younger than their predecessors but what they lack in experience, they make up for in sheer determination.
“Last year’s experience was valuable for Vamos. It was the first time playing in the AFC Futsal Club Championship in Ho Chi Minh where we earned three points.
“Our target this year is the same, to advance into the knockout stage even without our experienced players as our young players are highly motivated.”
Vamos and Victoria University College, who the home team play in their opening match, have never met before and Lubis is not taking anything for granted.
“We have never faced Victoria University College before, but the players in the Myanmar national team are motivated, skilled and organised.
“We are definitely very proud as this is the first time Indonesia is hosting an AFC Futsal tournament and Vamos are representing the country. Vamos will give their best for Indonesia.
“To all Indonesians who are in Yogyakarta and to those outside of Yogya, tune in to the AFC Futsal Club Championship 2018 and support Vamos. Vamos can be champions!”