Phil and James Younghusband will play in Jakarta, FC 1928.
Philippine flagship football player the Younghusband brothers, Philip and James Younghusband will soon be playing for the football club in Jakarta, Indonesia, Jakarta 1928 FC, Lorenzo Franco said in a statement, members of Management Philippine Football team, in Manila, today.
According to Franco, the contract agreement will be Wednesday of this week in Manila, between the parties with the board of Jakarta 1928 FC officer who will arrive in Manila on Wednesday, this week .
Jakarta 1928 FC joined in the Premier League Indonesia (LPI /Indonesia Premier League, led by Arifin Panigoro, and is not recognized by the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) led by Nurdin Halid.
The 19-club LPI, Indonesia's rebel football league that competes with the Indonesia Super League under the Indonesian Football Association and is backed by oil tycoon Arifin Pangoro, kicked off last January 8.
Indonesian players seeing to act in the LPI have been warned that they would not be considered for the national team.
The league, however, has lured one of the country's more popular teams, Persema Malang, that boasts the national team star striker Irfan Bachdim.
The Younghusband brothers gained a lot of following in the Philippines after playing in Jakarta, Indonesia, in the AFF semifinals. The Azkals lost the two legs via similar 1-nil shorelines.
Born 11 months apart, the Younghusbands are graduates of the Chelsea Academy in London. They were the resource part of the club's reserve team.