17 July 2014

Police set their sights on DST FA Cup glory

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THE Royal Brunei Police Force Sports Council (MS PDB) head coach Sahrin Hj Mohd Jaya is looking to reach the final of the upcoming DST FA Cup following a disappointing DST Super League season.

MS PDB currently sit fourth in the league table with seven wins, two draws and seven losses - completing their 16 games in the nine-team competition.

Four more games still remain, but the outcome won't affect MS PDB's results.

Despite aiming for top honours, MS PDB will not be seeing the field until a week after Hari Raya celebrations.

"There will be no training during the fasting month as all the players are back at work and we'll only start training after a week of Hari Raya," Sahrin told The Brunei Times.

"From watching the 2014 Brazil World Cup, we have to learned about some tactics (so) we'll execute them during training," added Sahrin.

MS PDB's last showing at the FA Cup saw them get knocked out through penalties by Indera Sports Club (SC) in the semi-finals.

The match up saw the two draw 1-1 before Indera SC went on to win 5-3 via penalty shootout.

The DST FA Cup will feature the other DST Super League teams; Liang Lumut Recreational Club Football Team (LLRC FT), Wijaya FC, Qaf FC, Kilanas FC, Najip FC, Jerudong FC, Indera SC and defending champions Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB).

Expected teams to join from the DST Premier League are Lun Bawang, IKLS, Brunei Shell Recreational Club FT, Setia Perdana, Perkasa, Tunas FC, Kota Rangers and Rimba Stars.

The FA Cup is open to all registered team in all four districts.

Clubs who are intending to join the biggest football tournament in the Sultanate have until 3pm tomorrow to hand in their completed entry forms along with the $150 entry fee.

Entry forms can be obtained from the NFABD House, which is located along Jalan Pusat Persidangan opposite the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

Organised by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD), the second tournament of its kind is scheduled to kick off in September.
The inaugural edition held in 2012 saw a total of 44 teams sign up for the clash.

It saw the MS ABDB knock out Indera SC 1-0 to walk away with the challenge trophy, gold medals and a cash prize of $4,000.

Indera SC's runners-up position sealed them a trophy, medals and $3,000 in prize money.

The Brunei Times

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