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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Import Quota of DPMM Raised Eyebrows

DPMM will continue their involvement (file snap)
The participation of Brunei DPMM in the S.League has been under much scrutiny following revelations in recent media reports that the Sultanate's professional club was mulling a withdrawal from the Republic's setup to take part in leagues in either Malaysia or Indonesia.

However, updates posted on the team's official website suggested that they had changed their mind and will continue their involvement in the Singapore domestic football scene which they did since 2004 when the Wasps (the nickname of DPMM) were first featured in the Singapore Cup tournament.

On the same page of the aforementioned site, it was also made known, as quoted below.
AFTER THE S-LEAGUE HAVE DECIDED TO ALLOW DPMM ON 4 IMPORT PLAYERS,THEY NOW DECIDED ON HAVING ANOTHER DISCUSSION ON THE FOREIGN PLAYERS FOR DPMM.
The notion was further confirmed when the newly-appointed DPMM coach Rene Weber revealed in an article reported by BruSports News, a sports portal based in Brunei, that "DPMM FC are looking to sign four imports for the new season with two of them being under the age of 25".

This latest development raised a few eyebrows in this blog's Facebook Page where the said BruSports News' article was shared.

"How many sets of rules we have in sleague? (sic)" said one who replied citing the fact some rules are to be enforced in the coming season like local clubs are only allowed to sign two foreign players.

Meanwhile, another commented:" I think the key is how many they can put in the matchday squad and how many they can field. (sic)" on belief if what suggested by Coach Weber is going to be the case.

DPMM is Brunei's only professional football team (file snap)
Several club officials declined comment on the mentioned DPMM's import quota when approached.

Nonetheless, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) replied to the queries put forwarded by this blogger on this matter late last evening.

“The Football Association of Singapore is in discussions with Brunei DPMM FC on their participation in the 2018 domestic professional league. We are also in engagement with the other participating clubs on the matter. An announcement will be made in due course.” said a FAS spokesman in an email reply received this morning.

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