08 May 2013

Brunei DPMM part ways with foreign trio

By Khalis Rifhan

Brunei DPMM have announced via its official website that they have parted ways with three of their foreign players, namely defender Dino Drpic, midfielder Stephane Auvray and striker Ivan Bosnjak.
Although there was speculation earlier in the month that the Sultanate’s only professional club would be releasing Auvray during the mid-season transfer in June, there was no indication that the other two will also be following the Guadeloupean international out of the club. 
Speaking exclusively to Goal.com Singapore, Auvray confirmed the news and said that he was already making plans for his next destination.
“Thank God, I have always been very professional and respectful in all the clubs I have played for and therefore I have a good image in France and on the American continent," said the former New York Red Bulls player.
"My agent and I will now start to consider new opportunities abroad.”
DPMM ended the previous season as runners-up but have yet to find their rhythm this season and currently languish in sixth place after 11 matches in the S.League, 10 points behind league leaders Tampines Rovers. 
Former Croatia international Bosnjak was brought in to entertain the Bruneians with his goal-scoring exploits, but the 34-year-old has had a miserable campaign with the club thus far.
Although Drpic had decent performances for the club, it is believed that coach Vjeran Simunic is keen to bring in a more attacking player into the squad to share the load with strikers Joao Moreira and Brunei international Shahrazen Said. 
Former Portugal Under-21 international Moreira has six goals to his name while Shahrazen has hit the back of the net four times this season.
The club also indicated in its website that it will be welcoming former Atletico Madrid and Racing Santander player Gonzalo Colsa Albendea for trials in Brunei soon.
In April, DPMM had announced that former Juventus playmaker Stephen Appiah, former Messina and Ascoli player Domenico Giampa and former Fulham midfielder Luis Boa Morte were expected to arrive at the club to undergo a trial session, but till date there has still been no sign of the trio taking the flight into Brunei.

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