Fri, 19 Aug 1994

Final try out for sepak takraw

JAKARTA (JP): The national sepak takraw team will leave for Thailand tomorrow for a series of friendly matches which serve as the final try out prior to the Asian Games in Hiroshima, Japan in October.

Coach Aris Medeng said yesterday that during the Aug. 20-29 overseas stint, his team of six is tipped to tackle the Thai national squad. Aris will then shortlist four out of the six players to form the national team for the Games, based on their performances during the outing.

"We will learn a lot from Thailand's big serving players," said Aris. The national sepak takraw body (Persetasi) had earlier planned to stretch the overseas program to Myanmar, but it was canceled due to financial shortcomings. (amd)