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Brunei fall to eighth loss in U-15 tourney
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Frenz Indonesia player (R)
runs past a NFABD Under-15
player during their
FAM-Frenz Under-15 ASEAN
Champions Trophy match in
Brunei in June. Brunei fell
6-0 to Indonesia in Pahang,
Malaysia on Sunday. Picture:
BT file

The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Under-15 team lost 6-0 to Frenz Indonesia in the (FAM)-Frenz Under-15 ASEAN Champions Trophy on Sunday, their eighth defeat of the tournament.

It was always going to be a hard game for the Under-15 team at the Janda Baik Stadium in Pahang, Malaysia, as Frenz Indonesia have remained undefeated throughout the tournament and remain on top of Group B with seven wins and two draws.

Brunei, meanwhile, remain at the bottom of the six-team table with one point from nine games.

"On a positive note, our young players have been exposed (to tournaments at this level) and have been able to gain experience," said the team's coach Liew Chuan Fue yesterday.

"Through what they have learnt, we hope for them to improve their skills and be able to build their confidence in playing internationally.

"To help them improve we have training programs which have been planned, but we will need dedication from them as well as understanding from their parents.

"Measureable success at a national level for this group will only be able to be seen and achieved in three years' time," added the former national skipper.

Frenz Indonesia's Dicky Rhomadhona Firmansyah sealed a hat-trick for the Indonesians after scoring in the ninth, 41st and 46th minutes.

Their other three goals were scored by Ichtio Nimatul Akhbar in the 30th minute, Reva Adi Utama in the 56th minute and Imanes Novarianto in the 67th minute.

Brunei close their season out with a match against Lao Toyota FC at the Chaoanouvong Stadium, Vientiane on Saturday.

However, a win will not be enough to change Brunei's position. Last weekend's other matches saw Frenz Malaysia B draw 0-0 with Lao Toyota FC and Philippines Under-15 snatch a 1-0 win when they went up against Myanmar Mandalay FA.

In Group A, Frenz Malaysia A beat Cambodia 3-0, Vietnam PVF FA thrashed Timor Leste 7-1and Thailand Chonburi FC defeated Singapore NFA 4-0 to secure top spot in the group.

Thailand Chonburi top Group A with 19 points while Vietnam PVF FA are two points adrift on second.

Frenz Malaysia B, meanwhile, trail Group B leaders Frenz Indonesia by six points on 17.

Courtesy from Brunei Times