26 December 2012

DPMM FC look forward to 2013

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
DPMM FC's manager, Ali Hj Momin (pic) has gone on to express his delight with the clubs new signings and feels that the team is bound to get better from last week's Governor Aceh Trophy campaign in Aceh provincial capital Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

Both Portuguese striker Joao Vitor Rocha De Carvalho Moreira and Guadeloupean midfielder Stephane Auvray have shown promising signs during the tournament with the former finding the net for the club in their 4-2 defeat against Semen Padang.

The manager said last night in an interview with The Brunei Times that he is convinced all the signings they have made this time will be able to replace the top stars Ivan Jerkovic and Osman Basiru who have left the club and that they are now looking to land some silverware this season."The two new signings played very well in the game.

"They have proved throughout the tournament that they are the right players for us. Both of them did not start in the games, but they managed to make an impact when they were brought in," said the manager.

The DPMM manager feels that it is a good sign that one of their new players has started to score, since it shows how well the team has come together over the last couple of weeks.

"It is good to see our new import scored in the game. The aim of this tournament is to look and assess the performance of the new import players and how they can work together with the rest of the squad," he said.

"It was a very good outing for us. We got the chances to play against the Indonesia Premier League champions Semen Padang and Malaysians Champions Kelantan in the tournament.

"Now the players will need a good rest before we start our training in January," he added.

DPMM FC started out their campaign with a 4-2 loss to Indonesian Premier League (IPL) Champions Semen Padang FC before they were held to a 1-1 draw by Kelantan.

They progressed to the last four as group runners-up after a draw was carried out with Kelantan after both teams shared exactly the same points, goal difference, goals scored and win-loss record. However they were edged 3-2 by hosts Aceh United in the semi-finals and were denied any silverware in the tournament after losing to Selangor 3-2 on penalties.

The Brunei Times 

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