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DPMM seek to rise again

DPMM's Iranian striker Mojtaba Esmaeilzadeh (right) impressed against Home United with a goal and is one to watch tomorrow when his side take on Albirex Niigata.
DPMM's Iranian striker Mojtaba Esmaeilzadeh (right) impressed against Home United with a goal and is one to watch tomorrow when his side take on Albirex Niigata.PHOTO: A.D.D. DESIGN

Helmed by new coach, 2015 winners face big test against champs Albirex after good start

In a season still in its infancy, tomorrow's Singapore Premier League (SPL) match between Albirex Niigata and DPMM could offer an early glimpse into the trophy's eventual destination.

DPMM, S-League winners in 2015, fared badly last year, finishing eighth in the nine-team table. But the Bruneian side have been rebuilt and now boast a squad designed to challenge at the upper reaches of the standings.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2018, with the headline 'DPMM seek to rise again'. Print Edition | Subscribe