| JAKARTA (May 27, 2007) – Both PSM Makassar and Persib Bandung are not exactly sitting pretty at the top of the east and west division of the Divisi Utama of the Indonesian league.
PSM Makassar, who plays in the eastern division of Divisi Utama, have very little separating their top spot from the chasing pack even though they have collected 32 points from 17 matches with ten wins, two draws and five defeats.
Just three points behind on second spot are Persiter Ternate who have amassed 29 points from eight wins, five draws and four defeats while joint-third are Persipura Jayapura and Persib Balikpapan who are on 28 points each.
The fight is a lot closer in the western division with Persib Bandung just two points in front of nearest rivals Sriwijaya Palembang while Persik Kediri and PSMS Medan on joint third with 31 points each.
Persib Bandung, who beat Semen Padang 3-0 in their last match, failed to open up any considerable gap at the top of the table when second-placed Sriwijaya Palembang blasted Persela Lamongan 5-1 at home.
But with the league taking a break due to the Indonesian national team’s preparation for the Asian Cup 2007 which it will be playing as one of four hosts in July, the teams in either divisions of east and west would do well to fine-tune their game.
The next match day in the eastern and western division of the Divisi Utama will only be on August 4, 2007.