Indonesian team ready for the challenges

They are the lowest ranked team in the women’s hockey competition at the Asian Games.

But the Indonesian team is rating to make the most of it, despite the fact that they open their campaign against the mighty Indians.

“ We have prepared as well as we can amidst the many challenges and constraints,” said Indonesian hockey Technical Director Lim Chiow Chuan.

“ The players are naturally excited and eagerly waiting to play. They will play in the biggest stage of their hockey career in front of their friends and families. “

It is indeed a big moment for Indonesian hockey as this is the biggest stage they get to take on teams who are amongst the best in the world.

“ We are the bottom ranked team in both competitions. Our expectation is to play as well as we can and be competitive against the second tier teams of Asian hockey,” added the Malaysian who started work in February this year.

“Outcomes will be secondary.”

On playing against India, he said “ It can build you or destroy you. We are hoping for the former. It’s a great opportunity for the team to play India, an awesome team in my opinion.

“ We have to minimized defensive errors against their formidable attacks and be really good in penalty corner defence.”

Players to look out for in the squads will be Sadli Septiansyah (M) and Olevia Kbarek (W)