Kane Moran (R) of Al-Idrus Junior
gets tackled by Mohd Shahmizan
Mohd Isa of Sewira in their
second round match of the Telbru
Brunei National Youth Under-16
Brunei-Muara Division at the
Balapan Track and Field of the
Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports
Complex in Berakas. Picture:
BT/Yee Chun Leong
Muara Vella Academy is trying to downplay its status as favourites to win the inaugural of National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) TelBru Youth Under-16 National Football League, while Al-Idrus Junior on the other side, is enjoying the role of underdog as both teams face-off in the final at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas tomorrow night.
"Al-Idrus is a very good team. It will be an open game. Anyone can win it. I hope that we can perform very well on Wednesday (tomorrow)," said Muara Vella manager Mohammad Hj Tunjang in an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday.
The manager summed up his side's mood yesterday, saying that the matchup will be just "a normal game".
"The players are ready, and they are relax ahead of the final game on Wednesday (tomorrow)," said the manager.
"We will approach the game like how we approach every game. It will be just another game. We will play a beautiful passing football and try to score goals and win," said Mohammad, who added that, there are no injuries in the team ahead of the final.
Meanwhile, Al-Idrus's manager Mansor Hj Yassin said it was clear his team enters as the underdog, but he added that his players were determined to make the most of their opportunity.
"As we all know, Muara Vella is one the best team in the country, and they are the favorite team. However my players are excited and look forward to the game," said Mansor.
"If we can keep the possession in the game, we might have the chance to win the game, or the game could be decided on a penalty shoot-out," he added.
Mansor also declared all his players were fit, after his defeated Brunei Darussalam Schools' Sports Council (MSSSBD) 2-1 in a hard fought match on June 19.
"All the players are fit and ready. The training have been good. We played in a number of friendlies in the past few weeks," he added.