PSM Wins League 1, Fasting Completes 23 Years of Title

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

PSM Makassar has finally ended its 23-year title drought after winning in Week 32 of League 1 against Madura United, Friday (31/3).

In an away match at Ratu Pamelingan Stadium, Pamekasan, Madura United won with a score of 3-1. This victory made it impossible for Persib and Persija to pursue Sape Kerrab’s points.

The title of winning this competition made PSM collect seven trophies in Indonesia’s top caste competition. This made PSM match the achievements of Persib Bandung and Persis Solo.



The last time the Ramang Troops won the title was in the 1999/2000 season. At that time PSM thrashed Pupuk Kaltim with a score of 3-2 in the final round at the Bung Karno Main Stadium, Senayan.

The 1999/2000 season title was also the first since the Indonesian League era. This is the era of unification between United and Galatama starting in the 1994 season.

The other five PSM titles were won in the 1955-1957, 1957-1959, 1964-1965, 1965-1966 and 1991-1992 seasons. For this title, PSM only lost to Persija, Persebaya and Persib.

This season actually PSM is not included as a champion candidate. The teams that are predicted to win the title are Persib and Persija. This is because both teams are filled with top players and well-known coaches.

While the PSM squad is dominated by young players and local players. Moreover, the previous season PSM was a team that was fighting to survive the relegation zone and not hunting for a title.

However, it turns out that Bernardo Tavares’ concoction with the squad actually performed brilliantly. PSM is always empowered when performing at home and not easily brushed off when performing away.

Even PSM brought out young players who were eventually called up to the Indonesian National Team. Some of these players are Yakob Sayuri, Ramadan Sananta, and Dzaky Asraf.

(Gambas:Video CNN)


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