Adi Said has a dream ...


NATIONAL striker Adi Said brought Brunei great joy when he inspired the country to its first ever Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy (HBT) title at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas on March 9. But, with the victory came a major challenge for his 'current' club Majra FC.

Scoring in each of the five matches he played in including the second goal in the final to help Brunei beat Indonesia 2-0 it is little surprise that Adi has now become hot property in Brunei football.

Rumour has it that Brunei's only professional football club DPMM FC also coveted his services.

But, both DPMM FC and Majra FC are tight-lipped over HBT's best player's future.

Adi in superb form lately played and scored for Majra FC when they beat Menglait FC 2-1 in the DST National Football League on Sunday.

Despite this Adi claimed he was on his way to DPMM FC.

"It has always been my dream to play for DPMM FC ... and that dream has finally come true,"he told The Brunei Times during an interview on Monday night.

The 22-year-old striker then added: "I played for Majra FC on Sunday because my name is registered with the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD), but I have already handed my passport and ID to DPMM FC to register at S-league.

"I took my first beep test for DPMM FC this month and now I am just waiting for the second test.

"I was told that DPMM FC can still sign four more players ...," said Adi, whose big brother Shahrazen is also playing for DPMM FC.

"There was a meeting between DPMM FC (team manager) Ali Hj Momin and representatives of Majra FC regarding my future this afternoon," said Adi during Monday's interview.

"The final decision is mine ... both Majra FC and DPMM FC will respect any decision. And I choose to play for DPMM FC.

Should it happen Adi will get to play alongside his brother, Shahrazen, the DPMM FC striker who finished joint top scorer during the 2006/2007 Malaysian Super League (MSL) season with 21 goals.

"It has always been my dream to play for DPMM FC, in fact, when my brother (Shahrazen) first went for a tryout with DPMM FC, I was with him. He got picked to play for DPMM FC and I wasn't.

"My parents and my brothers, especially Shahrazen are very supportive of my career. I hope everything will go well and I get to play alongside my brother in the S-League," said Adi, whose other brother Hafiz is also a Majra FC striker.

"I know I have to work very hard to get into the first team at DPMM FC.

"This is a big opportunity for me, I've spoken to Majra FC officials and they are OK with it. This is for the best, I want to improve myself as a footballer and move on to the next level," he added.The Brunei Times
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