| Fadhil Yunus |
BRUNEI DPMM FC face a must-win clash against Albirex Niigata (S) to keep the destiny of the S League title in their hands at the Jurong East Stadium in Singapore today (Oct 28).
Anything but a victory tonight will mean that the Gegar Gegar men have to rely on Warriors slipping up, who ironically have yet to play the league’s latest title contender still in the running for the title.
Brunei DPMM FC’s slip-up against Balestier Khalsa was Albirex’s gain after the Japanese side kept their hopes back on track with a 2-1 win over Home United.
Warriors will play their final match simultaneously with Brunei DPMM FC’s last game against Tampines Rovers and currently sit in top place with 50 points.
Brunei DPMM FC lie in second with 47 points and Albirex in fourth with 44 points but played a game less than Tampines Rovers FC who are third with 46 points.
While Brunei DPMM FC require two victories to seal the title right to the wire, the same requirement can apply to Albirex but in tougher circumstances.
Albirex can still pip to the title with two victories without the need to depend on other results as their remaining two games feature teams they are fighting for the title with.
The White Swans though need to score at least five goals in the next two games against Brunei DPMM FC and Warriors FC without reply to produce what will perhaps be the shock of the season.
A win for Brunei DPMM FC will put them in a prime position to land an elusive first title and achieve the positive result their head coach Steve Kean is looking for.
Taking out Tampines to make certain of the title is still a requirement depending on scenes at Choa Chu Kang Stadium.
A draw will put Warriors FC in pole position heading to the final game against Albirex Niigata (S) who could also yet interestingly play some part in the destination of the S League title.