June 14, 2024

UMJ Ready to Compete in League 3 Banten Zone

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Muhammadiyah University Jakarta (UMJ) is ready to compete in the Banten Regional League 3, organized by This edition was attended by 17 clubs. The winner of the competition will immediately advance to the national round without passing through the Java regional round, representing Banten Province, to progress to League 2.

UMJ merged with one of the Banten Regional League 3 clubs, namely Harin UMJ. Currently, League 3 has been running since Sunday (8/10/23); in total, Harin UMJ has played twice and recorded one win and one loss.

Chairman of Harin UMJ Trustees Saprudin Dalih, SE., MM., revealed that this collaboration was carried out as an initial stage in preparation for exploring next season independently. “UMJ must be able to become Muhammadiyah’s tiger to compete at the national level; this is the initial stage in realizing UMJ’s big dreams,” explained Saprudin Dalih when they met at the UMJ Football Stadium on Friday (20/10/23).

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UMJ has recorded national achievements, including first place in the Indonesian U-21 Menpora Cup Student League in 2017 (Regional Jakarta), first place in the Campus Soccer League (ASMAJA) in 2017, and first place in the Student League in 2018 and 2019. Most recently, he was crowned Division I champion of the Campus Soccer League (CSL) 2023.

Furthermore, the pretext added that UMJ had to move up a level; it was no longer at the student level. UMJ has a Student Activity Unit (UKM) Sports Association Football Team (PS UMJ) as a foundation for navigating League 3 of the Banten Zone.

Dalih said that “we have to build achievements from level to level and want to increase competition at the level not of students but of professionals.”.

Harin UMJ is in Group A with defending champions Serpong City, Gundala FC, Nathan Lebak, and Tri Sukma FC. The offer of cooperation between Harin and UMJ agreed on the composition of the Harin UMJ team, with both coaches and players coming from UMJ. This was stated by Harin UMJ Coach Lebry Hidayatullah.

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