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DPMM FC duo inspire comeback win for Brunei
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

DPMM FC's duo of Adi Said and Azwan Ali Rahman helped the Under-23 team come from behind to beat Cebagoo FC 3-2 in a friendly at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on Monday.

Brunei, who are preparing for next month's SEA Games, found themselves 2-0 down in the 58th minute when Jufery Omopor scored Cebagoo's second of the night following Montoku Lemon's opener in the 19th minute.

But the national side would respond with a goal from striker Adi (pic) before midfielder Azwan found the net twice, the duo outlining their importance to the team with the timely strikes.

Brunei pulled one back when Adi converted a penalty in the 60th minute before Azwan leveled the score in the 72nd minute.

The team would push for a winner in the remaining minutes of the game and were rewarded in the 90th minute when Azwan curled in a corner-kick from the left to beat Cebagoo's goalkeeper.

It was the Myanmar-bound team's second win in as many games in Kota Kinabalu after defeating Sabah Juniors 1-0 in their first match of the two-game friendly series on Saturday.

Mohammad Iqmal Hakeem Abdul Hameed scored the winner for Brunei against Sabah Juniors.

"It was a very entertaining match for us and very good training practice for the players," said national coach Kwon Oh-son of the game against Cebagoo.

"I think our players have improved little by little everyday.

"It was a good comeback performance from the team and all the players showed great character to win the game.

"Overall, it was a good performance by the team. But we still need to work very hard to improve on our weaknesses and give our best at next month's SEA Games in Myanmar," added the South Korean in a telephone interview with The Brunei Times yesterday.

The Sultanate has been drawn with two-time defending champions Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Laos in Group A.

Hosts Myanmar will join Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia and Timor Leste in Group B.

Brunei will open their campaign against Laos on Dec 6 in Naypyidaw before facing Malaysia two days later.

They will then meet Singapore and Vietnam on Dec 10 on Dec 12 respectively.

Brunei failed to progress past the group stage in the previous edition of SEA Games in Indonesia in 2011 after recording one win, one draw and three losses.

The country started their campaign with a 2-1 loss to Timor Leste before drawing 2-2 with Laos.

They then fell 4-0 to Myanmar and 8-0 to Vietnam before beating the Philippines 2-1 in their final match.

Courtesy from Brunei Times