Politeknik secure third spot in football championship

Fadhil Yunus

Politeknik Brunei secured third place in the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Football Championship 2021 among higher learning institutions after a 4-1 win against Religious Teachers’ University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) at Field ‘A’ of the UBD Sports Complex yesterday.

The religious learning institution enjoyed a dream start through Awangku Muhd Afiq bin Pengiran Haji Suhaili in the second minute.

However, Awangku Abu Dzar bin Pengiran Zaidi equalised in the 18th minute before taking the lead through Md Amirrahimi bin Abdul Hamid in the 35th minute, swinging the momentum Politeknik’s way.

Md Amirrahimi’s strike, which appeared to be in vain during the 3-1 loss against UBD last Saturday, marked his second during the knock-out phase of the competition.

Politeknik created some breathing space as Md Helmi bin Tuan made it 3-1 on the stroke of half-time before Awangku Abu Dzar completed his brace for a well-deserved win.

The Ong Sum Ping-based outfit exacted redemption after slipping to a 1-0 defeat to the same side during their preliminary round encounter on June 22.

KUPU SB star Awangku Muhd Afiq, who opened the breakthrough in the third place match defeat, scored the only goal of the Group ‘A’ game.

The competition will conclude with the highly-anticipated final match between UBD and Laksamana College of Business (LCB) at the Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex on August 3.

Politeknik Brunei football team with their medals and trophy. PHOTO: PMUBD