Al-Idrus Junior's Mohd
Asri Hj Aspar posing
with the trophies after
winning the TelBru
Youth Under-16 National
Picture: Courtesy of
Al-Idrus Junior's Mohd Asri Hj Aspar has a dream: to play for DPMM FC.
The striker was an important figure for his team during their TelBru Youth Under-16 National Football League campaign, where he fired in 15 goals and won the top scorer and best player award in the inaugural tournament which ended earlier this month.
Though he was happy to win the competition and the individual accolades, he won't be satisfied until he eventually furthers his football career at Brunei's only professional club.
"I feel very happy to win the TelBru Youth Under-16 National Football League, and to get the the top scorer and best player awards was also a very proud achievement for me," he said.
"My dream is to play for DPMM FC and to represent Brunei in tournaments in the future.
"DPMM FC is the best football club in Brunei and they are the only professional football club in the country, so they are the destination for every young footballer in Brunei who wants to play professionally.
"Azwan Ali Rahman is my favourite local player, and I hope that, like him, I will also have the chance to play for DPMM FC in the future," continued the 17-year-old.
Mohd Asri's most important goal was probably the winner he scored in their 3-2 victory in the final against Muara Vella Academy at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.
With the scores tied at 2-2, Mohd Asri sealed the deal when he scored a free-kick a few minutes from time to send the team's fans into celebration.
Though he only joined Al-Idrus early this year, Mohd Asri fit into the team straight away and has gelled with his teammates very well.
An instinctive finisher and lethal with both feet and in the air, Mohd Asri used to play for local club Muara Vella from 2012 to 2013.
He was discovered by Muara Vella when he was playing for his school, Sultan Umar 'Ali Saifuddin Primary School (SUAS).
"I started playing football when I was in primary school and I used to represent my school in inter-school tournaments," he said.
"I also spent a year playing with Muara Vella, and it was only last December that (Al-Idrus) coach/manager Mansor Hj Yassin approached me and invited me to train and play with the club," Mohd Asri explained.
A Form 5 student at the Sports School, the Tutong native counts Manchester United and Johor Darul Takzim as his favourite football clubs.
"Manchester United is the best football club in my opinion, I like the way they play their football," said Md Asri.
"I love to watch Johor Darul Takzim too... Aidil Zafuan (Mohd Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak) is a striker that I always follow," he said.