For the second time the OKKY Youth Soccer Team selected from the Indonesia Junior Soccer League (IJSL) successfully defended the 2019 Singa Cup (Singapore International Youth Cup) title and emerged as the only Indonesian team to win the Singa Cup after defeating the team Johor Darul Ta'zim (Malaysia) in the final round with a score of 3: 1. Even one of the players, Fawaz Fauzan, was able to snatch the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and get the chance to take part in the Training at Sporting CP Academy Lisbon Portugal.
Previously, Dede Sulaiman, National Team Legend and "Scout Talent" Okky Youth Soccer Team had predicted that the sixteen players competing in the Singa Cup were the best children who had competed in the IJSL hence believed would be able to defend the title.
During the Singa Cup Tournament took place November 4-7, 2019 at Cage Sport Singapore, the Okky Youth Soccer Team under the duet of coaches Asep Padian & Gilang Ramadhan who joined Group A together with teams from Malaysia, Singapore and India featuring prime play without conceding a goal. Even in the quarter-finals, Okky Youth Soccer Team managed to beat the Indonesian Fossbi Team with a score of 4: 0.
Martinus Rezal, Head of Marketing of PT. Suntory Garuda Beverage highly appreciates the achievement of the Okky Youth Soccer Team at the 2019 Singa Cup. Especially because the children who joined the Okky Youth Soccer Team were able to perform with fun, cheerful and uphold sportsmanship values. Martinus added that the implementation of the Okky Youth Soccer League, which has entered its third year with support from the IJSL, shows the commitment of PT. Suntory Garuda Beverage to continue to be involved in fostering early footballers in particular and the development of the Indonesian soccer world in general.
Coach Indra Sjafri in his official statement expressed his gratitude and high appreciation to OKKY for their support and commitment in developing the quality and talents of young soccer in Indonesia. OKKY Youth Soccer League (OYSL) is recognized as having taken an important role in developing the skills and character of Indonesian children who are cheerful and sporty. Indra advised that OKKY remains consistent and OYSL is expected to be developed to reach more regions in Indonesia in the coming years.
PT. Suntory Garuda Beverage is a beverage manufacturer of the brand "OKKY" which has several products namely OKKY Jelly Drink, OKKY Jelly Drink Big, OKKY Koko Drink, OKKY Koko Drink Xtra and the latest innovation product is OKKY Flurry which is ice cream that can be drunk. Okky took a real role in following up Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 3 of 2019 concerning the Acceleration of National Football Development with early childhood football coaching has become a major concern.
Positive contributions through the OKKY Youth Soccer League are expected to be able to make Indonesian children "Not only become children who are reliable, smart and have good character but continue to grow in a cheerful and happy atmosphere" so that in the future it is expected that Okky will be the biggest player contributor to the Indonesian national team. The support that is always provided by the Ministry of Youth and Sports strengthens the commitment of PT. Suntory Garuda Beverage to continue to carry out programs and concrete actions for the development of Indonesian football.
In line with Suntory Group's philosophy "Mizu To Ikiru" PT. Suntory Garuda Beverage (SGB) broadens and enriches CSR and Sustainability programs, focusing on three areas: social, environmental and governance. In February 2019, SGB began the Suntory pilot program "Mizuiku" which teaches young people the importance of clean water and the preservation of water resources. SGB will continue to strive to enrich the lives of consumers by developing innovative new products, sharing our values, bringing benefits to our employees and business partners, and contributing to the communities where we do business.