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Laksamana advance to UBD Football Championship 2021 final

Laksamana College of Business (LCB) survived a penalty shoot-out scare against Religious Teachers’ University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) to book a place in the final of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Football Championship 2021 at Field ‘A’ of UBD Sports Complex yesterday.

LCB gained an advantage in the encounter during normal time after Md Darnish Danial bin Haji Alfian scored in the 23rd minute but the religious institution drew level in the 65th minute through Ashraf Mawardi bin Haji Sidik.

The Batu Satu-outfit won in penalties 8-7 after Ake Mohammad missed his penalty for KUPU SB.

The winning side had a fair share of opportunities during the game but was unable to convert the chances into goals.

LCB Head Coach Haji Omar bin Haji Jamil said, “I am very pleased to win this evening. Our players had a lot of opportunities in the game but we could not take them.”

He added, “Nevertheless, the penalty shootout is enough for us to reach the final.”

The head coach was pleased with the efforts and determination shown by his players as well as being able to follow his instructions.

Laksamana will meet the winner of the other semi-final match between UBD and Politeknik Brunei (PB), with the pair scheduled to do battle tomorrow.

Meanwhile, KUPU SB will play in the third place match against the other losing semi-finalist on July 28. The competition will conclude with the final at the Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas on August 3.

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