2023.02.01Marselino Ferdinan from Persebaya Surabaya (Indonesia) joins KMSK Deinze

Deinze Football Club NV (KMSK Deinze), the group company of ACA Football Partners Pte Ltd (ACAFP), announced today that they confirm the signing of Marselino Ferdinan (18 / MF) from one of the biggest and most popular professional football clubs in Indonesia, Persebaya Surabaya.  

Marselino has just started his professional career at the top flight of Indonesian football in 2021. He  won the “Liga 1 Best Young Player Award” as one of the top promising players in the country, and also he has been selected to the national teams. With the Indonesia national team he played 12 games, scored 2 goals up to today. Due to his remarkable performance at the AFF Championship 2022 he also won the “Next Generation Award”. He will be joining KMSK Deinze from February.

On top of that, ACAFP will welcome Mr.Shohei Matsunaga as ACAFP Indonesia Ambassador. He had played at the top league in Indonesia for 9 years and after the retirement he has been working towards the objective of connecting Indonesia and Japan through football. PlaysiaTV Football regularly puts KMSK Deinze content and together with Mr. Matsunaga, we will deliver rich content also to the football fans in Indonesia. 


Comment from Marselino Ferdinan
“I am very happy to be here in Deinze to get my first experience at a European club. I can’t wait to meet the supporters and look forward to making my first minutes for KMSK Deinze.”

Comment from Shohei Matsunaga
“I am excited to see a young Indonesian star flying over to Europe for his next challenges. I have been in touch with great people in Indonesia through football, and to give back to them, I will work closely with ACAFP to make a decent connection between Asian and European football.”

Comment from Akihisa Iizuka, CSO of KMSK Deinze
“I feel great to see a young talented player from Indonesia chose KMSK Deinze for the place to step up. He is one of the promising players from Asia and we hope to see him playing well in the team. We continue to deliver special content through Deinze and PlaysiaTV Football channels for all football fans in Indonesia.”


Players Profile
Marselino Ferdinan (18) MF
Birthday: September 9th, 2004
Clubs: Persebaya Surabaya
International career: Indonesia U16, U20, U23, Indonesia National Team


Shohei Matsunaga Profile
Born on January 7th, 1989. He started his first career as a football player at Schalke 04, Germany, as the first Japanese player joining the club. Later he came back to Japan and joined Ehime FC, and then moved to Indonesia and played at the top league for 9 years. In  2018 he was assigned as an ambassador of 60 years diplomatic relations between Japan and Indonesia. He retired in 2020, and became a sightseeing ambassador of Fujinokuni, and being active in establishing a deeper relationship between Japan and Indonesia.


PlaysiaTV Football ACAFP meets the World Mr.Shohei Matsunaga (#1-4)
You can check our first content with Mr.Matsunaga on YouTube channel too, talking about the passion towards football in Asia. 

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