| BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (5 Feb 2009) – With the uncertainty over where club DPMM FC will be playing this year, striker Shahrazen Mohd Said is nevertheless keeping himself busy and focussed.
Following the de-registration of Brunei Amateur Football Association (BAFA) in November last year, club side DPMM FC have been told that they could not play in this year’s Malaysian Super League (MSL).
“Of course, the players are all greatly disappointed about what is happening,” said Shahrazen whose last league match was back in May last year.
“It has been too long without a match and the players feel bored when we cannot play.”
But the developments over the past few months have not dampened the spirit of the 23-year-old hitman where he is hopeful that the on-going talks with the FA of Singapore (FAS) will go through.
DPMM FC are negotiating with the FAS on the possibility of either taking part in the S-League which kicks off on 16 Feb 2009 or the RHB Singapore Cup in April.
“The coach (Vjeran Simunic) has told us to keep our focus and concentrate on training and I cannot wait to get back into competitive mode,” added Shahrazen.
“We are taking it a little easy at the moment and only train once a day, but I know that the coach has said that we will resume our twice a day training regiment once we have a competitive match to look forward to.”
The team’s last match was a 5-0 win in a friendly against local side Wijaya FC.