06 June 2015

Brunei, Singapore face off in friendly

Saturday, June 6, 2015

BRUNEI are looking to gain some much needed international experience in a friendly match against Singapore today.
The Sultanate are fielding the best team possible - without any DPMM FC players in the squad - for the matchup at the Jurong East Stadium.
The Wasps’ last outing was the first round of the World Cup qualifiers against Chinese Taipei in March, and assistant coach Dayem Hj Ali said the team is ready for the encounter.
“We have been preparing the team since the World Cup qualifiers and the team has been training regularly thinking we will have an international friendly,” said Dayem in a press conference at the Village Hotel Albert Court.
“We don’t have players from DPMM FC and all players have been selected from clubs in the local leagues.
“We have some players who are new and will be experiencing their first international game, but the rest of the players have been in the World Cup qualifiers,” he added.
The national team played a friendly against DPMM FC on Thursday and lost 4-1, with the score tied at 1-1 until DPMM FC found the back of the net three times in the last 10 minutes.
Singapore are coming off their first win of the year with a 2-1 away victory at Bangladesh in an international friendly last Sunday, and Lions national coach Bernd Stange is expecting another win.
“We are very thankful to have Brunei here and able to field a team for the friendly game tomorrow (Saturday),” said Stange.
“We are going to make a good result and win the match.” Kick off is at 5pm.

The Brunei Times

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