Caption: Kota Ranger’s Abu Bakar Mahari (L) and Kota Ranger manager Mohamad Azmi Azizul embrace after the striker scored four goals in their 6-0 win over Menglait in a DST Super League game at the Tutong Sports Complex last night. Picture: Courtesy of NFABD
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
KOTA Ranger moved to the top of the DST Super League after dispatching Menglait FC 6-0 last night.
Former national team and DPMM FC striker Abu Bakar Mahari was on fire with four goals to his name at the Tutong Sports Complex.
Kota Ranger only required two minutes to break the deadlock courtesy of Md Syazwi Awg Mohin before Abu Bakar netted his first from a volley from the edge of the box in the 19th minute.
Kota Ranger tripled their lead five minutes after the interval with Abu Bakar scoring off a cut-back from the right.
He notched a hat-trick in the 69th minute with a chip over Menglait custodian Mohd Alaisa Fadillah Rosli.
Abu Bakar added to his tally in the 83rd minute with a long range strike and Md Fadzil Ismail Hamdani completed the rout six minutes later after dribbling past two players before slotting home.
“My aim this season is to be the league’s top scorer,” said Abu Bakar, who was Kota Ranger’s top scorer last season with six goals, in a press release from NFABD.
“I was the target man tonight (Wednesday night) and my teammates cut a lot of balls back for me, which was the strategy.
“I hope we can win the league this season, but I know there will be tough competition from teams like MS ABDB (the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council), Kasuka and Indera,” he concluded.