Brunei historic win over Hong Kong
Friday, September 22, 2017
Mohammad Aminuddin Masri's (pic No 10) brace proved to the difference for Brunei in their historic 2-1 win over Hong Kong in their last game of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-16 Championship qualifiers in Chinese Taipei earlier today.
Down 1-0 after a 38th minute penalty which also saw Mohammad Aisan Aisamuddin Abdullah Mohammad Aiman shown a red card, Mohammad Aminuddin hit back with goals in the 60th and 89th minute to hand Brunei their best ever points tally in the competition.
National Under-15 head coach Stephen Ng was full of praise for his team after the win.
"Firstly, this win is for the people of Brunei - especially HRH Hj Sufri Bolkiah, the President of NFABD, for believing and setting up youth football development in the country," he said.
"Credit goes to everyone back home who supported this team of strong players and hard work of the coaching team.
"The players played their hearts out today, with strong focus and carried out our game plan with highest tactical discipline especially playing with 10v11 after 38th min red card and one goal down.
"Although our team is unlikely to qualify now with minus goal difference, we have shown Asia that Brunei football is developing well.
"We hope to continue working hard in our development and achieve more in the future."
Photos courtesy of Chinese Taipei FA