Losing the Strip, Heri Kiswanto Stepping Down from Persela
Heri Kiswanto chose to resign from his position as head coach Persela Lamongan Bandar Bola. One of the reasons Herkis, as he is commonly called, took the decision because a series of poor results achieved by Persela in the second round of League 1.
In addition, Persela fans also continue to urge the former coach PSS Sleman to retreat. They made #Herikisout # tags when commenting on Persela’s social media account.
Indeed, the performance of teams nicknamed Laskar Joko Tingkir is very decreased compared to the appearance during the first round. Persela suffered the most losing streak along the way in League 1, having never earned points in the last five games.
In the first round, Laskar Joko Tingkir able to occupy the top 10 standings. Currently they have to go down five ranks, occupying the 15th position standings with Raihan 24 points.
Thus, Herkis added to the long list of coaches who retired from his post before League 1 2017 ended. He became the 13th coach in League 1 to leave office.