MANILA---Filipino-Dutch midfield ace Jason De Jong completed his move to Indonesian club Persiba Balikpapan Tuesday, becoming the first Filipino player to join the Indonesian Super League.
The 20-year-old De Jong, whose contract with Dutch second division side Veendam was terminated last month, confirmed his signing with the club based in Borneo, Indonesia, in a message to the Inquirer yesterday.
Indonesian squads started taking notice of De Jong during the AFF Suzuki Cup, where the Azkals reached the semifinals, eventually losing to Indonesia.
De Jong, who started his career with Gloria UC before moving to NAC Breda and eventually landing at KV Turnhout in the Belgian second division, had trained with another ISL club, Sriwijaya FC, but was unable to sign with the squad because of contract issues.
De Jong’s move to the Indonesian club will not prevent him from suiting up with the Azkals, who are undergoing high-altitude training in Baguio City.
Although some of the members of the national team are tied up with European clubs, it marks the first time in eight years that a Filipino player signed with a Southeast Asian squad.
Former national team striker Freddie Gonzalez joined East Asia Commercial Bank in the Vietnam League in 2003 on the heels of his impressive stint in the Tiger Cup.
Azkals team manager Dan Palami welcomed De Jong’s move to the Indonesian club.
Meanwhile, Palami said Filipino-Danish recruits Jerry Lucena and Dennis Cagara have been granted Philippine passports.
“The Philippine government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and have determined that they are eligible by virtue of their lineage since their fathers were Filipino citizens at the time of their birth,” Palami said.
ason de Jong was sacked today from his Indonesian club today.
Absent from many matches and trainings , plus lack of dicipline.
Google translation :
Jason De Jong, who is considered discipline not undergo the contract agreement. De Jong is often absent in a number of games and exercise routine Indonesian Super League competition. "De Jong us fired. In May of this, "said head Persiba, Syahrir Taher, Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Legal Field Persiba, Muhdar add, Jason De Jong's proven disregard its obligations as one of the team players 'Honey Bear'.
Appropriate contract clause, according to him, Newcastle have the right to decide the deal while the player obligations ignored. Muhdar claimed to follow up the recommendations of trainers, managers, and medical teams who have examined the physical condition of Jason De Jong. From all reports, he recommended the dismissal of De Jong.
The dismissal of De Jong, said Muhdar, will bear the consequences of his final salary payment in April amounted to USD 48 million. Spelled out only three months of this player with Newcastle's official sod.
Persiba relationship with De Jong is not harmonious when entertaining at the Stadium Parikesit Arema Indonesia Balikpapan. At that time, De Jong visible protest loudly as coach in mid Hariyadi replace the first round.
Peak overflow Hariyadi regrets when Jason De Jong sudden departure to cancel a visit to Earth in Papua. Unilaterally, De Jong refused to admit injured relapse follow enclosure Persiwa visit to Wamena and Jayapura Persipura. In February, the official Newcastle De Jong contract worth USD 500 million for half of the season. Rather than patching the gaps could midfield, De Jong instead repeatedly showing unsympathetic attitude on the management and coaching.
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