| Fadhil Yunus |
MS ABDB team manager Major (A) Razanol Hardi Abd Razak will be wary of the threat that Najip I-Team possess ahead of the 2016 Brunei DST FA Cup final at the Berakas Sports Complex tomorrow.
The team manager highlighted that Najip will not take them lightly and will devise their own strategy to try and overcome the cup holders.
“For the last few matches during the FA Cup, we noticed that the rest of the teams have adapted themselves so the challenge can be very tough,” said Major (A) Razanol during a press conference at the NFABD House yesterday.
MS ABDB – the most successful team in the competition – survived a major scare in the fourth round when they escaped from a shock defeat after Razimie Ramlli’s last-gasp equaliser before the striker netted an extra-time winner against Al Idrus Junior.
“I’m sure for our next match against Najip I-Team they will not make it easy for us. I’m sure they will have their own strategy to give us a good fight,” he added.
Meanwhile, Najip I-Team hoped for a good showing in their second final appearance against the same team whom they met in 2014.
“We will be giving our best in the final. We are deeply aware that MS ABDB have triumphed in the competition in 2013, 2014 and 2015,” said a Najip I Team representative who also recognised that MS ABDB are the defending champions on paper.
“It will be a bonus for us if we end up winning the final,” continued the representative adding that he hoped that luck would favour them.
Najip I Team expressed their hopes of winning the FA Cup trophy while MS ABDB hoped to defend the title.
On another note, Haji Mohd Noor bin Haji Abd Hamid, who chaired the press conference, expressed hopes of a quality, exciting and highly disciplined final in aiding the development of football in the country.