Acting Deputy President of NFABD Hj Madli Hj Mohammad Yussof (L) and Takaful Brunei Darussalam Sdn Bhd Chief Corporate Services Officer Pg Mohd Suffri Pg Hashim (R) exchanging the signed documents as the Acting Managing Director of Takaful Brunei Darussalam Hj Shahrildin Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Lela Dato Paduka Hj Jaya looks on yesterday. Picture: BT/Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh
BY AK FAUZI PG SALLEH
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - TAKAFUL Brunei Darussalam (TBD) Sdn Bhd yesterday signed an agreement with the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) to become title sponsors of the Futsal Super League 2016.
The Takaful Brunei Futsal Super League 2016 will kick off on Friday with a Sumbangsih Cup match between last year’s Super League champions Kota Junior and last year’s Premier League champions Bio Futsal Team at the Multipurpose Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas. Eleven teams will be vying for top honours this year.
Completing the list are PBDB Futsal Team Belait, Street United FT, Shah United Futsal Club, RizFiz Futsal Team, First Five FT, the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Sports Council (MS ABDB), Arbisyam FC, Pega Star FT and Brunei Futsal Under-23.
“We would like to thank Takaful Brunei Darussalam Sdn Bhd for their willingness to support the development of futsal in the country (and) we hope we can continue to cooperate in the future,” said Hj Madli Hj Mohammad Yussof, the Acting Deputy President of NFABD, in his speech yesterday.
“To all the teams that will be competing, I wish you all the best of luck. Show us great futsal, and at the same time, maintain discipline and follow the rules of the competition,” added the acting deputy president.
Signing on behalf of NFABD at the Multipurpose Hall of the NFABD House at Jalan Pusat Persidangan, Berakas, were Hj Madli and Pg Mohammad Amirrizal Pg Hj Mahmud, the Acting General Secretary of NFABD.
Chief Corporate Services Officers Pg Mohd Suffri Pg Hashim and Mohammad Suffian Hj Mohammad Salleh signed on behalf of Takaful Brunei Darussalam Sdn Bhd.
Present as the guest of honour to witness the signing was the Acting Managing Director of Takaful Brunei Darussalam, Hj Shahrildin Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Lela Dato Paduka Hj Jaya.
Wafidania Enterprise have also pledged their support for this year’s Takaful Brunei Futsal Super League by sponsoring 20 futsal balls for the competition.
The league is aimed at improving the standard of futsal in the Sultanate and to prepare national futsal players for international tournaments.
The event yesterday continued with a press conference with the Acting Tournament Director of the tournament Dayem Hj Ali and NFABD Executive Committee member Hj Hamidon Hj Mohd Zain.
Among the matters discussed at the press conference were tournament venues, number of teams competing and eligibility of players in the competition.
Kota Junior were crowned champions of last year’s edition of the tournament after winning nine games and losing only one.
-- Courtesy of The Brunei Times