Brunei DPMM wins 2019 Singapore Premier League, 5th time in 5 years non-local side won
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Brunei DPMM, a non-Singapore football team, won the Singapore Premier League (SPL) on Sunday, Sep. 15.
This is the fifth time in five years a foreign team has won the domestic league in Singapore.
The Bruneian side sealed the league with two games to go.
Their closest challenger Hougang United drew 4-4 with Geylang International and effectively handed the title over.
DPMM hold a four-point lead over Hougang with two games in hand.
Hougang have only one game left to play against DPMM in Bandar Seri Begawan.
5 years running
The last local side to win the domestic league was Warriors FC in 2014.
Albirex won the league title with three months to go in 2018 — and were undefeated throughout the season.
They won all the trophies available, having done so in 2016 and 2017.
The Singapore Premier League is into its second season.
It was named S-League previously.