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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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Indera SC closing in after Kota Ranger win

|      Fadhil Yunus      |
INDERA SC defeated Kota Ranger 2-1 in the Brunei DST Super League to close the gap on second place to just three points at the Tutong Sports Complex last night.
Indera SC will draw level in points with Wijaya FC if they collect another three points in their next match.
Mohammad Asri scored a brace in the 12th and 44th minute before Kota Ranger pulled one back in the 49th minute courtesy of Abu Mahari.
The two-time Super League winners have been buoyed by an unbeaten run ever since they were ousted in a 5-0 rout by title holders MS ABDB.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Indera pounce on mistakes to punish Kasuka

|     Fadhil Yunus     |

INDERA SC head coach Haji Omar bin Haji Jamil has attributed their 2-1 victory to their ability of carving space left by their opponents Kasuka FC in the Brunei DST Super League at the Berakas Sports Complex last night.

Indera took the lead through Mohammad Asri Haji Aspar before Md Mardi Mirza Abdullah Bujang equalised from the spot in the 35th minute for Kasuka FC after Muhd Hafis Mahari was brought down in the box.

However, Indera SC came up with the winner in the 75th minute after a good combination play in the box resulted in a fine effort by Awangku Mohd Haikal Pengiran Zaidi nestling into the bottom corner.

“It was a balanced match but we were able to exploit the free space. I think at the end of the day the team who committed an error would go on to lose,” said Haji Omar in an interview with the Bulletin.

Players tussling for the ball during the match between Indera SC and Kasuka FC.
Indera won 2-1. – KHAIRIL HASSAN

Kasuka had a free-kick well saved by Indera SC shot-stopper Mohd Ahsanuddin Haji Mohd Dani.

The head coach revealed that he was satisfied with the result before adding the urgency to build on their victory by closing their matches in the first round with consecutive victories.

Haji Omar added that the current top five teams in the top division this season are equally competitive.

“As an example, Kasuka have just been promoted to the Super League but there are seasoned and experienced players in the squad,” Haji Omar said.

The team boast players who have represented the national team and have spent their playing career in the top flight.

The Jerudong team had players which sought for a new challenge in different clubs which explained that the Jerudong is currently in a period of transition with new players.

“The players from the Jerudong team last season have moved to other clubs,” Haji Omar said.

The head coach also emphasised that they need to win their remaining games in hand to stay in contention with the higher-placed teams.



Monday, September 5, 2016

Indera SC and Tabuan U-21 share spoils

INDERA SC and Tabuan Under-21 (National Under-21 football team) played out of a 2-2 draw in the DST Super League last night.
Indera grabbed the lead in the 14th minute courtesy of Ak Md Haikal Pg Zaidi at the Berakas Sports Complex.
Tabuan U-21 got in front after a quick two-goal blitz in the span of two minutes in the second half.
Md Syahmi Rashid equalised in the 58th minute before Abu Suffian Hj Adanan put Tabuan U-21 ahead.
Md Asri Hj Aspar then pulled level for Indera in the 67th minute to see them share the spoils.
Both teams together with Najip I-Team are tied in the 10-team table with 11 points. Indera are in third on better goal difference and have two games in hand.
Defending champions Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB) remain at the top with 23 points followed by Wijaya FC, who are six points behind.
The Brunei Times