Makassar / Indonesia

The Twelfth Players


Both of home and away match, The Macz Man supporters are attending the PSM’s matches. Now, this supporter group has been acknowledged as one of the biggest football supporter groups in Indonesia. They are significant to any matches, as the twelfth players in the field.


 

It was in 2000. During the match against Arema Malang at Gajayana Stadium, the supporters of Aremania heroically shouted songs to support their local football club. It had made pressures and stresses among players of Makassar Football Club (Persatuan Sepak Bola Makassar/PSM). Furthermore, it also made them playing nervously and mistakenly. And fortunately, PSM was scoring draw point at that time.

 

With this occasion, by learning from the spirits of Aremania, the players of PSM asked the supporters in Makassar to take learning and examples of Arema Malang’s supporters in supporting their football club continuously in any away and home matches. Then the media in Makassar heard about it and put it into their headlines.

It was not easy to introduce a new way in supporting PSM, it must coordinated some previously established supporters groups in Makassar such as Ikatan Suporter Makassar, Suporter Hasanuddin, and Suporter Mappanyukki. But those groups were not willing to be united, only tens supporters from small group called as Suporter Cilallang showed their interests. Then, these new supporters were trained by Major Haristanto of Pasoepati Solo in Mini Stadium of Banta-Bantaeng, Makassar.

 

After gained supported, those supporters were acclaimed the new name of PSM supporters group, The Macz Man, on February 1st, 2001. The name was the abbreviation of Macazzart Mania, or literally translated into the Makassarese. And the first action was during the home match of PSM against Persijatim Solo FC in Indonesian League 2001.

 

Both of home and away match, The Macz Man supporters are attending the PSM’s matches. Now, this supporter group has been acknowledged as one of the biggest football supporter groups in Indonesia. They are significant to any matches, as the twelfth players in the field.

During any matches of PSM, the supporters are attending the stadium to support their local football club. With songs and attributes, they show their prides as supporters.
With any groups of ages and sexes, the supporters occupy the Mattoanging Stadium in Makassar as the home of Makkassar Football Club (PSM).
Right now, there are some supporters groups of PSM in Makassar. And the biggest one is The Macz Man.
With thousands of supporters, The Macz Man is the biggest supporters group in Makassar. And one of the biggest supporter groups in Indonesia.
Accompanied with his son, Daeng Uki leads his supporters to sing the spirits to win the game. One of PSM's supporters groups is Roosters Troops (Laskar Ayam Jantan) and occupies the northern side of Mattoanging Stadium.
The marshal and policeman are standing in front of the supporters to avoid violence and to let them in order during the match.
Persipura FC, as the away team, is one the biggest football club in Indonesia. And the record shows that since 12 years, PSM never wins any match.
The previous home match, on June 03, 2017, is another story of PSM. With a full team, the players want to show another record-breaking moment in defeating Persipura FC after 12 years of looses or draws.
The fighting spirits are sung by the supporters since the match. And it makes the players to play their best tricks and techniques to show a beautiful football match.
In the first half, PSM has won two goals of Persipura FC. After one of Persipura FC players was sanctioned with red card.
And in the second half, PSM won the match with five goals to one. After twelve years, PSM defeats Persipura.
Reinaldo Costa celebrates his goal by climbing the fence to acknowledge the supporters.
Hamka Hamzah, the captain, salutes the supports from the supporters after the match. Winning the game in the home match can not be neglected the supports of the twelfth players, the supporters.
After twelve years, PSM wins the match of Persipura FC.
With creative ways in supporting their local football team, the supporters show their prides.






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