SURABAYA - East Java Governor Cup pre-season tournament 2020 is ready to be held on 10-20 February. Eight teams, the majority from East Java Province, will compete with each other for the championship trophy as well as to measure each team’s strength due to 2020 Liga 1 preparation.
The eight teams are divided into two groups, namely A and B. There are Madura United, Persebaya Surabaya, Persik Kediri, and Bhayangkara FC in group A. The group elimination match will certainly be used by Persik Kediri with the status of the 2020 Liga 1 promotion team to measure its ability.
While in Group B, there are two invited teams; Persija Jakarta and Sabah FA from Malaysia. The remaining two teams are subscriptions in Liga 1, namely Arema FC and Persela Lamongan. The match between Arema FC vs Persija Jakarta is such a hit as they consist of many renowned players they bought in the transfer market.
For 2020, Bangkalan City in Madura and Malang will be the host. East Java Governor Cup Tournament was last held in 2015. At that time, Persik Kediri won after beating Gresik United with a score of 2-1. Therefore, the White Tiger should not be underestimated despite the status of the promotion team in Liga 1 2020.
All matches will be broadcasted live by MNCTV from February 10, 2020 at 15.00 WIB until February 20. Indonesian soccer fans will get an interesting match with the participation of eight prestigious clubs.
As already mentioned, the tournament will be a measure for each team before the 2020 Liga 1. Because the 2020 Presidential Cup pre-season tournament is canceled. In fact, the kick-off of Liga 1 2020 is around the corner, precisely February 29.
Source : www.okezone.com