11 January 2015

Import search starts again

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SOME 10 foreign players are expected to be on trial with DPMM FC over the next few days.
Last year’s Singapore League (S-League) runners-up held their first training session of 2015 on Monday, with two of the players present at the pitch at the Jerudong Mini Stadium – Liberian international defender Patrick Nyema Gerhardt and Congolese national team goalkeeper Barel Mouko (pic).

Seven more players took to the field yesterday, with the remaining player set to join the rest today.
Gerhardt plied his trade with Melbourne Heart in the A-League for the past three years before coming to try out in the Sultanate while Mouko was the backup goalkeeper at French Ligue 1 club Lille.
Speaking to The Brunei Times on Monday, Swiss-born Gerhardt said he is enjoying his time here and is hoping to put on a good show.
“It is a good club. People are friendly and very welcoming and the culture is also good,” said Gerhardt.
“I was talking to my agent and he said it would be a good stop to come play here. I wanted to play in Asia and he said it a good place to be. We will see what happens in the next few days,” he continued.
DPMMF FC are currently looking for three players to complete the five-player S-League import quota - the club retained Irish midfielder Joe Gamble and Bosnian defender Boris Raspudic from last season after surprisingly releasing top-scorer Rodrigo Tosi (Brazil), Irish forward Roy O’Donovan and Croatian midfielder Roberto Alviz.
Gamble said he is delighted to be back in the Sultanate and is expecting another great year for the team after 2014’s campaign also reaped the Singapore League Cup and a third-place finish in the Singapore Cup – the club’s best season to date.
“Although it was a fantastic season, we are disappointed really at the final outcome,” said Gamble.
“We could have won the league and had a good chance to win the Singapore Cup.
“We know that we can go the distance and the players here know that we are capable of winning the league.
“We will carry on where we left off as we had a good strong last three games to end the season,” continued Gamble.
The Irishman also felt that things are looking better to start off the New Year compared to last year.
“We are already at a good state coming into the first day of preseason. We are at a good standard compared to last year,” said Gamble.
“We were not able to train like this from day one (last year). I can say that we are 20-30 per cent better in terms of fitness and are mentally better prepared than last year,” he concluded.
DPMM FC’s office will be open today for registration of players for Sunday’s Under-19 trials at Jerudong Mini Stadium.
The club announced late last year that they are searching for players around 17-18 years old to be the future of the team.
Registration will also begin at 7.30am at the Jerudong Mini Stadium on the day itself.
Registration is open to the first 200 players, with another trial next Sunday to be held if there are more interested players.
DPMM FC’s office is located at Suite 1, Level 1, Halimatul Sa'adiah Building in Gadong.

The Brunei Times

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