31 January 2016

DPMM FC sponsors get on board for 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

DPMM FC held their annual sponsor signing ceremony for the upcoming Singapore League (S-League) season yesterday.
The ceremony at the Red Jade Room of the Centrepoint Hotel in Gadong was witnessed by DPMM FC vice-chairman YAM Pg Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pg Anak Hj Abdul Rahim Pg Indera Mahkota Pg Anak (Dr) Kemaludin Al-Haj.
Representing DPMM FC were club manager Pg Hj Muhd Waslimin Pg Setia Jaya Pg Hj Abd Momin and marketing manager Hj Momin Hj Md Ja’afar while representatives from DST Group, Royal Brunei Airlines, Mitsubishi Corporation, Maju Motors Sdn Bhd, Brunei Shell Marketing Co, Baiduri Bank, Hertz, Hui Huang Enterprise, Nazmi Textile Mall and Sports Partnership Pte Ltd signed on as sponsors.
DPMM FC also unveiled their new home jersey during the event.
Brunei’s only professional team are coming off their best season to date after capturing their maiden S-League title last year.
However, the squad for the new season has not been finalised yet as the player signing ceremony was not conducted yesterday.
DPMM FC team manager Ali Hj Momin revealed that they are retaining most of the players and have yet to decide whether to go for a pre-season tour.
“The majority of the team are made up of the same imports and local players with two or three new young players to fill in the rest of the slots,” said Ali in an interview with The Brunei Times after the signing ceremony yesterday.
“We are still selecting and will finalise the roster soon.
“We received invitations from neighbouring countries to play but we haven’t decided where to go because of the limited time.
“There is only a short amount of time before the season starts so we can’t go for long as well,” continued Ali.
With the import quota reduced from five to three this season, the club have released Bosnian defender Boris Raspudic and Northern Irish midfielder Joe Gamble.
The duo of Rafael Ramazotti (Brazil) and Paulo Sergio (Portugal) are the only imports that are back in the Sultanate while Northern Irish defender Brian McLean has yet to arrive in Brunei as he just became a father for the first time recently.
“I hope he (McLean) can get fit as soon as possible. We know it is hard for him having his first baby and he is outside of the country,” said Ali.
“Hopefully he will be here in February before we play our first game,” he added.
The DPMM FC manager also went on express his appreciation and thanked the sponsors, the Department of Youth and Sports and NFABD (National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam) for their continuous support.
DPMM FC kick off this year’s campaign on February 13 with a meeting against Singapore Cup and League Cup holders Albirex Niigata (S) FC in the Community Shield at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore.
DPMM FC will also have their annual Football Fanfare tomorrow at the Jerudong Mini Stadium.
The event will begin at 8.45am, and a total of 16 Under-11 teams will vie for top honours in the competition.

The Brunei Times

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