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Steve Kean on course to win first trophy with DPMM

Steve Kean stands on the touchline during a DPMM match. The Brunei side are on course to win the title. Picture: Getty

Steve Kean stands on the touchline during a DPMM match. The Brunei side are on course to win the title. Picture: Getty

Former Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean remains on course to win his first trophy as a manager after his Brunei DPMM side edged past Geylang International on penalties to reach Friday’s Singapore League Cup final.

The Scot, chased out of the English club after some vitriolic abuse from unhappy fans in 2012, could win a rare treble in his first season in Southeast Asia, with Brunei three points clear at the top of the 12-team table and also in the semi-finals of the Singapore Cup.

Kean’s side will face Tanjong Pagar United in Friday’s League Cup final after they downed Geylang 3-0 in the shootout after 120 goalless minutes.

The former Blackburn boss joined the Brunei side in November last year, with the chairman stating that he wanted the club to change their style of play after finishing eighth in the S. League.

One-time Hibernian, Dundee United Northampton Town striker Roy O’Donovan joined DPMM in February, and has so far contributed 12 goals in 17 matches.

 

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