Sungai Mau team Belait District Sepak Takraw champions

Daniel Lim

Sungai Mau Sepak Takraw Team emerged victorious in the Belait District Sepak Takraw Squad Tournament 2019 at the multi-purpose hall of the Mumong Sports Complex in Kuala Belait recently.

Twenty-five teams competed in the tournament – Sepak Takraw Kuala Belait (STKB) ‘A’, STKB ‘B’, STKB ‘F’, STKB ‘E’, Sepak Takraw Labi (STLB1) ‘A’, Rampayoh, STLB1 ‘C’, STLB1 ‘G’, STLB1 ‘E’, Merangking ‘A’, Merangking ‘B’, Labi 1 and Warisan Belait ‘C’ were in Group 1; while Sungai Mau, Belait District Police, Merangking ‘C’, STLB1 ‘B’, STLB1 ‘D’, STLB1 ‘F’, STKB ‘C’, STKB ‘D’, Warisan Belait ‘A’, Warisan Belait ‘B’, Labi 2 and ASG 2002 were in Group 2.

Sungai Mau team defeated STKB ‘A’ in a best two out of three sets in the final match.

In the first set, Sungai Mau started strong to gain an early lead, but was equally matched by STKB ‘A’ at 20-20. The winners then gained a two-point lead to secure the win in the first set.

The second set saw Sungai Mau dominating again with STKB ‘A’ trailing closely. They ended the set with a two-point lead again to win the tournament.

STKB ‘D’ and STLB1 ‘C’ were joint third place.

Head of the Belait District Youth and Sports Department Mohd Shah Johan bin Haji Shari presented the prizes.

The tournament, organised by the Belait District Youth and Sports Department in collaboration with the Belait District Sepak Takraw Association, aimed to promote the sport of sepak takraw and scout potential talents for the country.

Players in action during the final match. PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM
Head of the Belait District Youth and Sports Department Mohd Shah Johan bin Haji Shari presents the trophy to the winners