The future of MS Odense has landed in Bandar Seri Begawan and the players are now on a bus ride from Lapanga Terbang Antarabangsa Airport to Muara, where Second Foundation’s stadium Star’s End Arena is placed on Jalan Pelumpong. The Danish club will be staying at the Navy gym and swimming pool center (NGS Center) as long as they are in Brunei. The NGS Center is placed only minutes away from Star’s End Arena and the players are in a area with long beaches and chances to take boat trips on the Brunei Bay.
“This is a beautiful place to be and i am happy that i accepted coach Kamaruddin challenge. We are looking forward to get a chance to have our training session on Star’s End Arena at 21:00 local time tonight before our game tomorrow at 11:00 (05:00am cet)” coach Ivo Vacatko told MSO Blog on a phone from Brunei on the other side of the world. We also asked him about tomorrows game against Second Foundation.
“I expect it to be a good and entertaining match for both Second Foundation, their fans and also for us. We haven’t traveled this far to crush our opponent. We have come here to test our self and try some new things. We have a lot of young players in the squad and many of them can play in different positions on the field and we will try to see how it will go with that tomorrow. Also we have to learn our yong players to take responsibility and we also have to find the leaders among them. Johannes and Baba is some of them and we also believe in Emin and he will get the chance to be team captain for the very first time tomorrow. We will also try a couple of different and new midfield combinations and hopefully we will be able to play a good match and also take 3 points with us home to Denmark” said Vacatko on the phone and he also gave us the starting lineup for tomorrows encounter…
1. Emin ‘The Emperor’ Allahverdiyev (C)
2. Kenneth ‘Drillo’ Tverberg
3. Balázs ‘Belzebub’ Pesztránszki
6. Szergej ‘Mojo’ Németh
7. Johannes ‘Rex’ Skals Jensen
12. Michael Agerbæk
13. Hamid Baba Mohammadi
15. Alfred ‘Alpine Express’ Burch
16. Ricco ‘Glue Glove’ Pilgaard
17. Apollon Ziu
18. Alfred ‘Eagle-Eye’ Lindberg
“We have a generation of golden boys in Odense and i think it is the time to test their strength as a unit and we do not do this to underestimate Second Foundation – We would have done this any way. It might cost us the win against an inform home team, but we also have to look at a wider perspective that just this game. With that being said, MS Odense is still the favorites. We have to begin looking at the players who can take over from our first team players in a season or two and that process begin this week. Make no mistake about it though. My team tomorrow might be young and inexperienced, but they are very talented. Emin has already shown his potential. Johannes is a natural leaders and a strong player. Mojo and Baba has the potential to become big players and so have Belzebub and Drillo. Finally we will also give debut to Michael Agerbæk – A technical wonder with some good attacking skills. Yes we are ready – ready to test our self and ready to test and shake the foundation of Second Foundation” was the last words from coach Vacatko.