11 Feb 2011

Revamped Kota Ranger Look To Secure DST BPL II (PLAY-OFF DRAW)

Bandar Seri Begawan - Kota Ranger are optimistic of keeping their hope of playing in the DST Group Brunei Premier League II (BPL II) alive.

Last season's BPL II basement dwellers Kota Ranger will have to fight against five other teams in contention for a spot in the lower tier of Brunei football in the playoff starting February 27.

"We're definitely ready to tackle the play-offs. However, I can't say that I'm confident because it's a strong group. So we're aiming to at least notch a win and a draw. The most important match will be the first one," said Kota Ranger manager and coach Md Isa Hj Marsidi.

"The team had been put into a total overhaul. None of the players from last season are in the squad this season, 100 per cent new players. So I will need their cooperation to make it through because as the manager I'll only be at the sidelines during the match," he said.

"It is them who will feel the pressure on the field," he added.

Kota Ranger were made aware of their fate during the BPL II play-off draw held at the Football Federation of Brunei Darussalam (FFBD) office in Kiulap yesterday.

Chaired by FFBD secretariat Johari Hj Bungsu and attended by the managers vying for a berth in the BPL II,

Kota Ranger were placed into Group B alongside Viva Rangers and the Royal Brunei Police Forces' Sports Council, Setia Perdana, Sabli's FC and Rimba Star FC round up Group A.

The leaders of each respective group will then contest in the final, to be held at the Berakas Sports Complex on March 12 at 8.15pm.

Viva Rangers, Sabli's FC and Rimba Star FC took part in the DST FA Cup qualification matches last season.

Not since the 2004/05 season have non-league teams been given the opportunity to play in the competition.

The nine confirmed teams in BPL II this year are Brunei Shell Football Team, Muara Vella FC, Perkasa, Lun Bawang, Kilanas FC, Menglait FC, Brunei Youth (Under-16), Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Football Team (BIBD FT) and DST Group Football Team.

BIBD FT were formerly known as the Brunei Associations of Banks.

Meanwhile the 10 teams in the BPI, I this season are defending champions QAF FC, the Royal Brunei Armed Forces' Sports Council (MS ABDB), Majra FC, term-long FC <--(Typo kah BT?? Perasan ku Jerudong kali??), Wijaya FC, AH United, AM Gunners FC, Indera FC, hang(?? Liang kali ah!!) Lumut Recreation Club Football Learn (LLRC FT) and the Prisons Department.

The BPL I will kick-off on March 8 while the first match of the BPL II is scheduled for March 25.

The battle for the first silverware of the season, the Champions' Cup, between QAF FC and MS ABDB will kick-off on March 5. - Courtesy of The Brunei Times (yang salah2 atu inda ku tau, dari brudirect ku kupipes ni)

Additional info: Apa yg dangar AH United and NBT FC inda lagi join Liga..AH United players ku dangar combine sama Jerudong FC.

BAB FT (Brunei Assoc. of Banks) telah mengubah nama pasukan mereka kepada BIBD FC dengan bimbingan coach Ilham coach kem. pendidikan (ex-DPMM FC).

Ok, good luck geng2..miss u all..ex-Gk252010

No comments:

Post a Comment