Maintain commitment to enjoy excellence, says Indera SC captain

Fadhil Yunus

Indera SC captain Md Khairil Shahme Suhaimi expressed confidence that his team will enjoy excellence if the level of cooperation, commitment and sense of responsibility can be maintained and enhanced.

The two-time Brunei Super League (BSL) winners featured the club captain in their segment entitled ‘Know Our ISC Players’ in their social media yesterday.

“Teamwork is very important to build the strength and success of a team. The strength of the team is also more closely related to the players, coaching and administration,” said Md Khairil Shahme.

“If this important aspect can be implemented, I am confident that success and excellence will definitely be achieved,” he added.

The 27-year-old has been wearing the club colours since 2017 and has been instrumental in helping his team win the FA Cup in the same season.

Indera SC captain Md Khairil Shahme Suhaimi takes part in a training session with his teammates. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS

He first gained interest in football when he was seven and his potential could be seen when he was featured in the Brunei Youth Club, established in 2009/2010.

Md Khairil Shahme, who is also known as Mimi to teammates, represented Brunei Darussalam in the 2013 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Myanmar and the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy a year later.

He made his senior international debut during the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup qualifiers in 2016 and was also called up for the national side in the 2018 edition.

The defender shared his experiences in playing against Myanmar’s outfit Yangon United at club level in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup qualifying round.

“Playing for ISC in the AFC Cup qualifiers against a renowned team from Yangon is a valuable experience because of the opportunity to play on the regional stage,” he said.

Md Khairil Shahme tasted silverware in the PSR Cup during his spell with the Brunei Youth team and was also crowned champions in the Borneo Games in Labuan in 2013. His most recent success came in 2018 when he led Indera SC to FA Cup glory.

He expressed his confidence that Indera SC will go further in developing football in the country after proving that the club were able to compete at regional level.

“Now our team are back to training in compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) training guidelines. As of now, the Brunei Super League is postponed,” said the skipper.