| Fadhil Yunus |
THE Veteran Football Association (VFA) of Brunei Darussalam will be organising the 8th Brunei 7s International Soccer Challenge at the Balapan Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas from November 4-5.
As in previous editions, the tournament will be divided into two categories – Veteran aged 40 and above and Grand Masters aged 50 and above.
For this year’s edition, overseas teams who have confirmed participation are HM FC from Johor, Wisma SRC from Miri, Losso 99 from Kuching, Mevec Bukit Sari from Lawas, RSUC from Negeri Sembilan, Malaysian Indian, Poovai Malaar Veteran from Chennai, India and Sri Lanka.
The tournament will also feature prominent local teams in the veteran arena such as XN FT, Al Idrus, ITF, PSJD, Stoneville FC.
The championship which had attracted participation from teams in Indonesia, India and Thailand received recognition from the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) and supported by the Tourism Development Department under the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.
The objectives of the tournament, among others, are to make Brunei as one of the popular destination for sports tourism besides fostering closer ties among veteran players and produce a healthy community.
Interested teams can contact Sharbini Mohidin at 8605556, Ali Sabri Haji Abang at 8845476 or Jabar Ithnin at 8820062.