Joko leads Lawang Betung’s Javanese gang, which often clashes with Togar’s Batak gang.

“Just admit it that my gang is much greater than yours” he says to Togar during a training match in episode five.

His desire to escape the prison overrides his desire to be part of a successful soccer team.

Because of his strong on-field leadership skills as a striker, Joko is entrusted with the captaincy after Togar suffers an injury. But he continues to put his own interests ahead of the team.

Joko becomes the target of a plot to bring down the team, but his improving relationships with teammates, especially his old nemesis Togar, help give the team strength to stand up to new challenges.