| Khairil Hassan |
THE signing ceremony of the DPMM Football Club players and sponsors for the 2015 Singapore League (S.League) was held at Red Jade of The Centrepoint Hotel in Gadong yesterday.
YAM Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim bin Pengiran Indera Mahkota Pengiran Anak (Dr) Kemaludin Al-Haj, Vice-Chairman of DPMM FC was present to witness the signing ceremony.
Pengiran Haji Muhammad Waslimin bin Pengiran Setia Jaya Pengiran Haji Abdul Momin, Club Manager and Awang Ali bin Haji Momin, Team Manager witnessed the signing of 22 players for DPMM FC.
The players are Azman Ilham bin Haji Mohammad Noor, Mclean Brian Stuart, Sairol Haji Sahari, Awangku Mohammad Fakharazzi bin Pengiran Haji Hasan, Reduan bin Haji Petra, Azwan Muhamad Saleh, Muhammad Azwan bin Ali Rahman, Craig Anthony Fagan, Mohammad Hendra Azam bin Mohammad Idris, Joseph Finbar Gamble, Mohammad Maududi Hilmi bin Kasmi, Rosmin Haji Mohammad Kamis, Mohammad Helmi bin Zambin, Boris Raspudic, Mohammad Khairul Anwar bin Abdul Rahim, Mohammad Najib bin Haji Tarif, Aminudin Zakwan bin Mohammad Tahir, Adi bin Said, Abdul Aziz bin Tamit, Rafael Ramazotte De Quadros, Awangku Yura Indera Putra bin Pengiran Yunus and Mohammad Wardun bin Yussof.
The ceremony continued with the contract signing between DPMM FC represented by Pengiran Haji Muhammad Waslimin and Haji Awang Momin bin Haji Mohammad Ja’far, Marketing Manager with the representatives from Mitsubishi Corporation, Maju Motors Sdn Bhd, Brunei Shell Marketing Co Sdn Bhd, DST Group, Royal Brunei Airlines Sdn Bhd, Hertz, Hui Huang Enterprise (Brunei), Nazmi Textile Mall and Sports Partnership Pte Ltd.
YAM Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim presented souvenirs to the sponsors’ representatives and also received a souvenir from DPMM FC presented by Pengiran Haji Muhammad Waslimin.
Meanwhile, the three new DPMM FC foreign players have never played in Asia before and are looking forward to it.
Craig Anthony Fagan told the Bulletin that he enjoyed playing with the team and was surprised with the standard of playing.
“I understand they have just missed out on the championship last year and hopefully with a different addition this year we can try to go on and push ourselves to go get that championship this season.”
Brian Stuart Mclean commented that he enjoys playing for the team and hoped for a successful season.
“The heat and climate change may be a challenge for myself personally but our ultimate goal is to win every game if possible.”
Rafael Ramazotte De Quadros said he liked playing under Steve Kean and the players are good.
Joseph Finbar Gamble said he is comfortable to stay in Brunei and play for DPMM FC.
“I really like playing in Brunei, weather is lovely, relaxed environment, which was a big change of pace for me and my family was one of the reasons I decided to stay for another season.”
Boris Raspudic said he enjoyed playing for the team and the league with good quality of football.
“We lost the match last year and the championship. One of the reasons I stayed is because I want to try to win it again this year.”