Awards cap DPMM FC success saga

Aziz Idris

The AKK Design, the official publisher of Brunei DPMM FC MatchDay Magazine, organised a presentation of the Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 last night to celebrate the successful campaign of Brunei DPMM FC in emerging as champion of the Singapore Premier League 2019.

In attendance were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Chairman of Brunei DPMM FC, and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman.

Accompanying Their Royal Highnesses were His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik, His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen, Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah and other members of the royal family.

On hand to welcome their royal highnesses upon arrival were Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin and Brunei DPMM FC Club Manager Pengiran Haji Muhd Waslimin bin Pengiran Setia Jaya Pengiran Haji Abdul Momin together with event organisers from Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd and Cuckoo International Brunei as well as partners, sponsors and the management of DPMM FC.

Also present was the High Commissioner of Singapore to Brunei Darussalam Lim Hong Huai.The award ceremony began with their royal highnesses consenting for a group photo.

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Chairman of Brunei DPMM FC, and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen in a group photo. Also in the photo are Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR
ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah presents the awards to Brunei DPMM FC players.

ABOVE & BELOW: His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen present the awards to Blake Ricciuto.

This was followed by the signing of the commemorative photo frame by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah.

A total of 12 awards were presented during the ceremony by representatives from AKK Design, Progesif as the co-host, Cuckoo as the join-host including management and players from Brunei DPMM FC. His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah presented the Progresif-MatchDay Magazine Sp-ecial Recipient Awards to Chech Swee Ming and Syazwan Taib, followed by Brunei DPMM FC MatchDay Magazine Lifetime Player Awards to Wardun Yussof and Shahrazen Said.

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik presented the MatchDay Spectacular Goal Award, while His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen presented the MatchDay Most Popular Player Award. Both awards were won by Blake Ricciuto.

Prior to the award presentation, organisers also presented certificates of appreciation to partners, supporters and contributors of MatchDay Magazine.

Guests were entertained with live musical and dance performances by invited artistes, lucky draw prizes and a scrumptious dinner. This was the second Singapore football league title won by Brunei DPMM FC with the first being the S League Championship in 2015. Two coveted titles in the space of five years is a remarkable achievement.

Similarly, the members of Brunei DPMM FC MatchDay Magazine’s editorial team have also worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that every copy of the magazine rolled off the press like clockwork for each home matches.