07 August 2012

Shahrazen calls for repeat of Cup success

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
SHAHRAZEN Said believes DPMM FC's spirit can guide them to the Singapore League Cup final as they prepare to take on Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) FC in the semi-finals tonight.

Shahrazen was again instrumental for DPMM FC in their quarter-final penalty shoot-out triumph over Home United, as he stepped up to score the winning penalty on Saturday evening at Bishan Stadium, in Singapore.

Goalkeeper Wardun Yussof became DPMM FC's hero after pulling off two saves in the shootout, and Shahrazen insists the team must now seize the opportunity to reclaim the Singapore League Cup that they have won in 2009.

"We are just two games away from winning the title. We won the cup back in 2009, we defeated SAF 5-4 on penalties and we are aiming to win the title again this year," said Shahrazen.

"The preparation ahead of the semi-final match has been good. The mood is great and the players are in high spirit ahead of the game. I am not sure if I will be able to score this time around, but I will do my best to help the team to win the game in any way possible, that is most important," added the 2006/2007 Malaysian Super League top goalscorer.

Pg Hj Muhd Waslimin PSJ Pg Hj Abd Momin, the DPMM FC manager, meanwhile told The Brunei Times that the squad are ready ahead of the semi-final match against SAF tonight. However DPMM FC will be without experienced defender Pg Sallehuddin Pg Damit, who sustained injury against Home United on Saturday.

"The players are looking forward to the game. The atmosphere in the training ground was great. The players are ready and all of them are fit except for Pg Sallehuddin, who got injured in the quarter-final game against Home United," said Pg Hj Muhd Waslimin.

"It will be a 50-50 game. SAF is a good team and they have good midfielders. I am expecting our midfielders to work extra hard in the game," he added.

Many of the players who won the competition three years ago are still playing in the current team, and they will all remember that it was the club's first major international trophy and the first time a foreign side lifted the cup in the history of the tournament.

The Brunei Times 

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