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Saturday, October 1, 2016

MS ABDB juara Liga Super DST

MS ABDB juara Liga Super DST

MS ABDB crowned DST Super League champs

|     Fadhil Yunus     |
MS ABDB was crowned champions of the Brunei DST Super League 2016 for the second consecutive season during a closing and prize presentation ceremony at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.
The army personnel have already beaten Wijaya FC when they met their title rivals Indera SC and their 5-0 drubbing put them on a smooth course for a title defence.
MS ABDB team manager Major (A) Razanol Hardi Abd Razak was humbled by the experience of retaining the league title and modestly said that there were teams as good as them in the league.
“It was a humbling experience because the higher you go, the more you need to be grounded. I have to remind myself that although it is an honour and a privilege, we cannot forget ourselves that the other teams are just as good as us,” he said told the Weekend Bulletin after the closing and prize presentation ceremony.
Major (A) Razanol took charge of first team affairs in his first full season since continuing the work of former team manager Major (A) Pengiran Mohd Farisan Pengiran Haji Metassan halfway through last season.
The head coach added he had more freedom of choosing the players and even brought in two new additions to the squad with the senior players serving as mentors.
“This season, I had the honour of getting more responsibility in getting more hands-on with the management of the team. As most managers would know, it is quite challenging,” he further added.

MS ABDB players and officials pose with their prize. – KHAIRIL HASSAN
The second Super League title is Major (A) Razanol’s fourth major honour since taking over the reins as team manager and he highlighted that proper management and possessing discipline as key to ensuring success.
“It just proves that with proper management and the right team, attitude and discipline, one can achieve a lot. It is not just the contribution and dedication from the management but also from the team. They did very well and they were determined and professional,” the team manager concluded.
Meanwhile, Indera SC defeated Najip FC 3-0 to pip Wijaya FC into second place in the final day of the season through Hamizan Aziz Sulaiman and a brace from Asri Haji Aspar.
MS ABDB’s Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman scooped the top scorer award with 8 goals while team-mate Mohd Tarmizi Haji Mat Johari won the 2016 Brunei DST Super League Best Player award.
Indera SC clinched the first runners-up position with Wijaya FC finishing third while Tabuan Under-21 won the Fair Play award.
The guest of honour at the event was Abdul Latiff bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yussof, member of the Board of Directors of DST, who presented the prizes to the winners.


MS ABDB crowned DST Super League champions

THE Royal Brunei Armed Sports Council (MS ABDB) were crowned champions of the DST Super League at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.
MS ABDB now equal Indera Sports Club as the most successful team in the history of the DST Super League with two championship titles each.
The army men clinched their first DST Super League title last year while Indera won the title in the 2012/2013 and 2014 season.
The armymen claimed the title on September 4 when their closest challengers Indera were held to a 2-2 draw by Tabuan Under 21, a result that enabled them to create an unassailable lead at the top of the 10-team league table with 23 points.
The league came to close last night with Indera securing second to finish with 20 points after beating Najip I-Team 3-0, who finished fourth with 11 points.
Wijaya FC end the season third with 20 points behind Indera on goal difference while Tabuan Under 21 are fifth with 11 points to their name.
“We feel very honoured to win the title this year and we have waited until today to celebrate," said MS ABDB’s manager Major (A) Razanol Hardi Abdul Razak in an interview with The Brunei Times last night.
“I have to say that the wait makes the achievement feel more special.
“The key to our victory has always been football discipline, especially discipline during training and during matches.
“This victory is for the players, coaches and the management. They deserved it, and if it wasn’t for their dedication and professionalism, this victory would not be possible.
“This season has been great. We have players who got injured but that is normal. For me, the most important thing is to find new talent for the next season to replace retiring players.
“Our future plan will include hunting for new hidden young talent from the (Royal Brunei Armed Forces) RBAF so that we can give them the opportunity to contribute to our organisation and, indirectly, to football in our country,” he added.
MS ABDB finished the league unbeaten with seven wins and two draws, a result which the manager described as humbling.
“It hasn’t been an easy season,” he said.
“This year’s league had its own unique challenges, and it was tough. There were some unforeseen outside influences that affected our training and management this year, but overall we all feel humbled to finish unbeaten this season.
“The best players for us this season would be Abdul Azizi Ali Rahman, our top scorer, and our goalie Mohammad Tarmizi Hj Mat Johari. Both have been impressive at both ends for the club this season,” he added.
Abdul Azizi and Mohammad Tarmizi won the top scorer and best player of the tournament awards for MS ABDB.
Present as the guest of honour to award the prizes to the winners last night was DST Board of Directors member Abdul Latif Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Md Yusuf.
Champions MS ABDB walked away with a cash prize of $14,000, the championship trophy and medals. Second-placed Indera won $10,000, a trophy and medals while third-placed Wijaya brought home $6,000 and medals.
The Brunei Times

Thursday, September 29, 2016

MS ABDB aim to defend their DST FA Cup crown

THREE-TIME DST FA Cup champions Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB) are ready to defend their title when the tournament returns next month.
Organised by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD), the fourth edition of the tournament has attracted 28 teams this year.
Open to all registered football clubs in the country, the competition will kick-off with the non-league clubs playing first round matches on October 7.
The DST Super League teams will earn automatic qualification in the third round while DST Premier League teams only begin their campaign in the second round.
Defending champions MS ABDB will be looking to win the tournament for the fourth time in a row this year.
“Our target is to retain the title,” said MS ABDB’s manager Major (A) Razanol Hardi Abdul Razak in an interview withThe Brunei Times yesterday.
“We expect the competition to be intense and challenging as it always is in past years, but I am expecting more this year… As usual, top teams like Indera SC, Najip I-Team and Kasuka FC will be the teams to watch out for,” he added.
The army men defeated rivals Indera Sports Club (SC) 3-2 to win the previous edition of the DST FA Cup in December.
Razanol Hardi continued that the team will be relying on their younger players in the early stage of the competition as most of the senior players will be training with the national team for the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup qualifiers. The qualifiers in Cambodia will be held from Oct 15-21.
The Brunei Times

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DST Super League final match this Friday

THE DST Brunei Super League 2016 will come to a close on Friday, September 30, 2016.
The final match of the season will pit Najib I-Team versus Indera SC at the Berakas Sports Complex which will kick off at 8.15pm.
Indera SC will be playing all out in this match as a win will secure them the second spot in the league pipping Wijaya FC and behind league Champions MS ABDB.
At the moment Indera SC is in third position with 17 points and Najib I-Team with 11 points in fourth.
NFABD as the organisers of the league will present the league champions their winning trophy after the final match. Entrance is free and all football enthusiasts are welcome to watch and root for their favourite teams.

Liga Super DST labuh tirai

Oleh Mohamad Asyramisyanie

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, 27 Sept – Liga Super DST 2016 menutup tirai 30 September ini dengan pertemuan Indera SC dan Najib I-Team di Kompleks Sukan Berakas pada jam 8:15 malam sebagai aksi terakhir musim ini.
Indera SC pasti berjuang untuk selesai di tempat kedua liga di atas Wijaya FC dan di belakang pendahulu liga MS ABDB.
Pada masa ini, Indera SC berada di tangga ketiga dengan 17 mata dan Najib I-Team 11 mata di tangga keempat.
NFABD selaku penganjur liga akan mengadakan penyampaian trofi juara selepas perlawanan tersebut. Masuk adalah percuma.

Indera SC (atas) dan Najib I-Team (bawah) menutup tirai Liga Super DST Jumaat ini.