Reds announce squad ahead of Indonesia Tournament


Adelaide United will travel to Indonesia on Thursday to compete in the 2018 PSM Makassar Supercup which begins on 19 January.

The three-day pre-season exhibition competition is an annual tournament involving four teams from Asia.

The teams competing, along with a strong Adelaide United contingent managed by Head Coach, Paul Pezos, includes: Indonesian outfit PSM Makassar, as hosts, Home United, from Singapore,  and Malaysian side, Negeri Sembilan FA.

The two teams which advance from the semi-finals will meet in the final, while the losing clubs will face each other in a third-place play-off.

All matches will be played at the Andi Mattalatta Stadium.

Considering Adelaide United’s participation in the Hyundai A-League at this time of year, the Club will send a strong squad mixed with experience and youth to challenge three of the best teams in Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. 

Part of the Reds’ team will include 18-year-old Pacifique Niyongabire, who has impressed Adelaide United Head Coach, Marco Kurz, on numerous occasions this season, recently making his professional debut against Hyundai A-League Champions, Sydney FC, at Coopers Stadium at the weekend. Meanwhile, Thomas Strain has been very impressive in the PlayStation 4 National Premier League since departing renowned English Football League Championship club, Aston Villa. Louis D’Arrigo and Charlie Deveraux have represented Australia at youth level in the past.

Adelaide United travelling squad:

Bradley BALLENTINE, Luca MEGGETTO, Ninko BERIC, Hamish McCABE, Liam McCABE, Pacifique NIYONGABIRE, Jared CLARK, Cameron COOK, Carlo ARMIENTO, Noah SMITH, Charlie DEVERAUX, Louis D’ARRIGO, Ryan YATES, Kyle CROUT, Paul WILSON, Thomas STRAIN