JAKARTA (13 Dec 2011) – Rahmad Darmawan has quit as the chief coach of the Indonesia national Under-23 team, citing his failure to deliver the gold medal to the nation as his reason for reaching to this decision.
Indonesia were denied their first SEA Games gold medal in 20 years, when they lost the final to Malaysia. But soon afterwards the FA of Indonesia (PSSI) announced that Rahmad will still be chief coach for the next SEA Games which will be hosted by Myanmar in 2013.
But this afternoon, Rahmad submitted his resignation letter to the PSSI through a close personal friend Eddy Syahputra.
“I have just submitted Rahmad’s resignation letter to the PSSI which was addressed to Tri Gostoro, the secretary general of the PSSI,” said Eddy.
“Like what was stated in the letter, Rahmad withdrew from the national team because he felt that he has failed to deliver the SEA Games gold medal. That’s it. He did not say anything else.”