|Date:||5th November, 2017|
The inaugural Balikpapan Masters Cup took place on the 5th November 2017 at Stadion Batakan. A three way, round robin tournament was contested by Indonesia Masters, Arsenal Masters and Liverpool Masters.
Masters Football are delighted to have worked alongside our local promoter I-sportaintment on this event. This was the first event Masters Football have had in Balikpapan and the first time an international team had played at Stadion Batakan, it is also the first time these two giant’s of the English game will come head to head on Indonesian soil!
Official Hotel – Grand Jatra
Official Apparel – Superior
Official Broadcaster – RCTI
Official Sponsors – Phillips, Bank Kaltimtara, SilkAir, PPL and Honda
Official Partners – Bank Mandiri, Swiss-belhotel, BSB and FourFourTwo
Liverpool’s squad boast some world class names including Robbie Fowler, Emile Heskey and John Arne Riise whilst Arsenal Masters had Nigerian superstar Kanu and World Cup winner Gilberto Silva making their Masters debuts, alongside the likes of Nigel Winterburn and Lauren. With Premier League, Champions League and World Cup winners on show – it promised to be a real exhibition for the locals to enjoy!
A 4-day itinerary was planned including a Masters golf day, kids soccer clinics, gala dinner’s to meet sponsors and fans, a city jeep tour and a visit to the Mangrove Centre to explore their beautiful rainforest, these activities give the players an opportunity to see the beautiful sights of Balikpapan and allows the public an opportunity to mix closely with their footballing legends.
- Media work and lunch in Singapore
- Fly to Balikpapan with SilkAir
- Travel to Grand Jatra Hotel, Balikpapan
- Pre-match press conference
- Meet & Greet with fans
Man of the Match:
|6||John Arne Riise||midfield|
|21||Luis Boa Morte||midfield|