16 December 2014

Manager confident of Indera SC’s chances against Menglait tonight

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

INDERA SC manager Rosdin Hj Abd Aziz believes his team is strong enough to edge Menglait in the fourth round of the DST FA Cup 2014 tonight.
If they triumph against Menglait at the Balapan Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas, two-time DST Super League defending champions Indera will go into the quarter-finals along with Kilanas FC, the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB), the Royal Brunei Police Force Sports Council (MS PDB), Wijaya FC and Najip FC.
“There are no major changes in our team’s line-up, so the players are already compatible playing together... I can say the team’s condition is great and we have a good chance to make it into the quarter-finals,” said Rosdin.
Even though they have never played against Menglait, the manager said that they will not underestimate or overlook their opponent’s capabilities.
“We are not really sure about their game play and what their players can do, but from what I have heard so far, they are a pretty strong team,” he said.
“However, I believe we have the upper-hand."
“Our team is strongly disciplined and has a lot of experience playing at national and international levels."
“Five players from our team - Abd Khair Hj Basri, Md Khairul Anwar Abd Rahim, Mohd Fathurrahman Nizam Md Jaya, Mohd Zulkhairy Razali and Muhd Nur Ikwan Othman - recently represented the country at the 8th BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area) Friendship Games in Labuan, and their experience there will further help our team,” he added of the team that lost out on a bronze medal to Sarawak last week.
If Indera beat Menglait, they will meet Wijaya FC in the quarters on Sunday at the Berakas Sports Complex.
Tonight’s other game will see Brunei Shell Recreation Club (BSRC) meet QAF FC at the Berakas Sports Complex, with the winner to go up against MS PDB on Saturday in the quarter-finals at the Balapan Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex.
Meanwhile, the Belait-based Liang Lumut Recreational Club (LLRC) will compete against Jerudong FC at the Berakas Sports Complex tomorrow, with the winner of the match to meet Najip FC in the quarters at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas on Sunday.
The other quarter-final match will see Kilanas FC will go up against MS ABDB tomorrow at the Balapan Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.
The Brunei Times

06 December 2014

AFC U23 Qualifiers - Brunei in Group H

The 2013 edition’s fourth-placed side Korea Republic have been pitted against hosts Indonesia, Timor-Leste and debutants Brunei Darussalam in Group H,

Group H

Korea Republic, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Brunei Darussalam

Ten group winners and five best-second placed teams from all groups (total 15 teams) will qualify for the final competition where hosts Qatar await.
The qualifiers will be held from March 23 to 31, 2015 while the tournament proper will be played in January 2016.

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22 November 2014

‘I’m excited to play abroad’

Friday, November 21, 2014

SHAHRAZEN Said is all pumped up at the prospect of playing under former DPMM FC coach Vjeran Simunic once again.
It was reported on the DPMM FC’s website on Wednesday that Perak has listed Shahrazen as their Asian import player for the 2015 season.
Shahrazen has yet to put pen on paper but if he does, he will officially be the first Bruneian professional footballer to play outside of the Sultanate.
The 28-year-old is enjoying his time in Malaysia and thanked Simunic for putting his faith in the national striker.
“I’m surprised (by the listing) and I didn’t expect that he (Simunic) trusts me so much. But he is a professional coach and he knows what he is doing,” said Shahrazen in an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday.
“I’m doing it for myself, my wife, kids, family and country. I hope that I’ll be able to achieve something for Perak in the (Malaysian) Super League,” he added.
It comes as no surprise that Simunic is interested in the services of the forward considering that he was a regular on the starting 11 during the Croatian’s time in the Sultanate.
Asked on his experience in Perak since his arrival on Sunday, Shahrazen replied: “It is alright but I’m still not used to playing with the other players yet.
“There are a lot of imports here on trial… from France, England and three Koreans,” he added.
“I’m happy and excited to play outside since I’m the first Bruneian to trial abroad,” continued Shahrazen.
He also thanked his former club for allowing him to get to where he is now.
“I would also like to thank DPMM for all the years… giving me a chance to play at the club,” said the striker.
“Otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to go this far.”
The striker is no stranger to Malaysian football, having first laced up for DPMM FC in the 2005/06 Malaysia Premier League season.
He went on to score 21 goals to finish joint topscorer after the club got promoted to the Super League the next season.
Shahrazen saw less game time for Brunei’s only professional team after the arrival of head coach Steve Kean last season, playing as a fourth choice behind Rodrigo Tosi, Roy O’Donovan and younger brother Adi.
He made 15 appearances – two starts – for DPMM FC last season in the Singapore League and found the back of the net twice.

The Brunei Times

16 November 2014

DPMM FC court former Celtic striker McCourt

Sunday, November 16, 2014

FORMER Celtic striker Patrick ‘Paddy’ McCourt is the latest name linked with a potential move to DPMM FC.
It was stated on the club’s official website yesterday that they are set to trial the Northern Ireland national.
The 30-year-old had previously played for Rochdale, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City before making a move to Celtic of the Scottish Premier League where he managed nine goals in 66 appearances from 2008-2013.
He has two goals to his name on the international stage after notching a brace in a 4-0 victory over the Faroe Islands during the Euro 2012 Qualifiers back in August 2011.
The second goal was one to remember where he made his way past four defenders before chipping the ball over the Faroese keeper.
Brunei’s only professional team are looking to bolster their firepower upfront after releasing the duo of Singapore League (S-League) topscorer Rodrigo Tosi and Roy O’Donovan.
Hougang United FC striker Geison Moura, who found the back of the net 23 times in all competitions last season – 21 of them coming in the S-League – was the other forward that was named earlier this week.
DPMM FC also announced the release of the trio of local players – goalkeeper Md Tarmizi Hj Mat Johari and defenders Hj Mohd Yussof Hj Mat Yassin and Shahrulrizal Hj Abd Rahman – yesterday.
Irish midfielder Joe Gamble and Bosnian defender Boris Raspudic are the two returning imports for DPMM FC.
Croatian midfielder Roberto Alviz, who managed a team-high 18 assists and scored five goals, said that he did not receive a contract extension.
DPMM FC may also well be looking for someone in between the sticks, having announced on Friday that they are set to trial former Manchester City goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen.

The Brunei Times

15 November 2014

Gamble set to stay in Brunei

Saturday, November 15, 2014
IRISH midfielder Joe Gamble is set to be the second returning import for DPMM FC.
It was announced on the team’s official website that “DPMM extend contract with Joe Gamble”.
He will join Bosnian defender Boris Raspudic as the other foreign player that Brunei’s only professional team will be holding on to.
Midfielder Roberto Alviz, who managed a team-high 18 assists and scored five goals, said that he has not received a contract extension.
DPMM FC had already announced the release of both Singapore League (S-League) topscorer Rodrigo Tosi and Irishman Roy O’Donovan earlier in the week.
It is of no surprise that they are looking to bolster their potency upfront with the website stating that “DPMM FC to trial Hougang striker Geison Moura”.
The Brazilian only spent a year with Hougang United and found the back of the net a total 23 times in all competitions – with 21 of them in the S-League.
It was previously reported that O’Donovan arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, on Monday for trials with Malaysia Premier League side Sabah Rhinos after an invitation by compatriot and Rhinos manager George O’Callaghan, as reported by the Sabah FA and Malaysian daily New Straits Times.
However, it was clarified by the Sabah FA on Wednesday that the player is only in Kota Kinabalu for personal reasons after the completion of the S-League, stating that there wais no professional reason for O’Donovan being in Sabah.
The club will also be looking for someone in between the sticks as they are set to “trial former Manchester City goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen”.
Nielsen is the first Faroese to play in the English Premier League after making his debut for Manchester City on April 24, 2010 as a substitute for Shay Given in the 76th minute against Arsenal.
The 6ft 3in shotstopper made his debut on the international stage for the Faroe Islands in the UEFA European Under-17 Championships back in October 2001.
The 28-year-old is currently serving as the first choice keeper for the Faroe Islands, who are competing in Group F of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Motherwell of the Scottish Premier League was his last stop where he signed a two-year contract in July last year.

The Brunei Times

10 November 2014

No awards for DPMM FC

Monday, November 10, 2014

WARRIORS FC custodian Hassan Sunny (pic) became the first goalkeeper to win the Player of the Year honour at the S-League Awards Night.
The 30-year-old was up against an impressive line-up of attacking talents, which included Goran Ljubojevic (Balestier Khalsa), Kazuki Sakamoto (Albirex Niigata), Fazrul Nawaz (Home United) and top scorer Rodrigo Tosi (Brunei DPMM).
But fresh from winning the league title with his club last week, Hassan was celebrating once again as he collected the final prize given out at ITE College East.
In the Coach of the Year category, Balestier Khalsa's Marko Kraljevic, who led his unfancied side to RHB Singapore Cup glory on Friday, was the surprise winner, beating title-winner Alex Weaver (Warriors FC) and Steve Kean (Brunei DPMM). Hassan's Warriors teammate Nicholas Velez bagged the Young Player of the Year title.

The Straits Times/ ANN