BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (17 Sept 2012) – In an about turn from their earlier decision, the Brunei national team has decided to include further reinforcements of players from their only professional club, DPMM FC for the qualifying campaign in the AFF Suzuki Cup next month.
From just three players – midfielders Mohd Hendra Azam Mohd Idris, Mohd Najib Hj Tarif and goalkeeper Md Fakhrul Zulhazmi Yussof – that played in Brunei’s recent tour of Malaysia, the team has now decided to bring in 13 more players from DPMM.
Among them are striker Shahrazen Md Said, midfielder Rosmin Khamis, defenders Sairol Sahari, Muhd Subhi Abdillah Bakir and goalkeeper Wardun Yussof.
“We discussed this matter with the management from the DPMM FC recently and they are willing to release 13 players to train with us. This is very good news for us. It is a blessing,” said Feisal Eusoff, the team manager of Brunei.
“We only have few weeks left before the tournament and we need to gather all the players to be in the team. The current squad, together with the players from the DPMM FC will train in the morning. The squad will continue their training in the afternoon, while players from DPMM FC will train with their club in the afternoon.
“The management and the head coach (Kwon Oh-son) are looking forward to welcome the players to train with the national squad. We will be expecting them to train with us every morning starting today.”
Brunei, who will be playing in the AFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers on 5-13 October 2012 against hosts Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Timor Leste, are arranging a game against Indonesia on 26 September.
RESULTS – Tour of Malaysia
Beat Armed Forces 4-1
Beat UiTM 1-0
Lost to Harimau Muda 4-1
Drew with Kelantan 1-1
Lost to Pos Malaysia FC 2-0
Drew With MASUM 1-1