Michael Essien and Peter Odemwingie led the way for imports in Indonesia in 2017, and more are needed this year. Five Indo wishes by John Duerden.
Indonesia's Persija Jakarta have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with newly-crowned K-League champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
Robert Alberts' PSM Makassar blew the Indonesian title race wide open on Thursday with a 2-0 win at the home of Liga One leaders Bhayangkara.
Semen Padang will not be looking for a big-name replacement after the Indonesian side released ex-Spurs MF Didier Zokora halfway through the season.
Michael Essien completed his second 90 minutes of the season, but his team Persib Bandung lost again to fall to 12th on the Indonesia standings.
Michael Essien's Persib are unbeaten in Indonesia Liga 1 this season, but there is pressure on coach Djadjang Nurdjaman due to the team's dour style.
Michael Essien missed a penalty and Persib Bandung missed a chance to go top of Indonesia Liga 1 after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Borneo.
Michael Essien's Persib Bandung drew 0-0 away to Didier Zokora's Semen Padang as the two African icons shared the spoils in Indonesia's Liga 1.
Former African rivals Didier Zokora and Michael Essien will face off on the Indonesian stage when Semen Padang host Persib Bandung on Saturday night.
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