NFABD closes doors amid COVID-19 outbreak

Fadhil Yunus

The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) has closed its doors except for essential cases in line with the government’s measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

NFABD is determined to ensure safety and health at all levels of the football community in line with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) efforts. The local association’s staff members are adopting the work from home (WFH) practice and using Zoom conferencing as a means of communication.

Recently as part of their social responsibility efforts, they hired a local cleaning company to sanitise the Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah. A similar activity has also been carried out at the NFABD House.

NFABD President Pengiran Haji Matusin bin Pengiran Haji Matasan said, “NFABD felt the sentiment of the nation and sees it as its responsibility to participate in ongoing efforts to curb spread of the COVID-19.”

The president also highlighted that the ‘Break The Chain’ campaign, an initiative launched by the AFC conveys a similar message to what the Ministry of Health (MoH) aspires the public to do.

The national governing body has also expressed interest to provide clothing for the volunteers as they seek to provide a helping hand in the fight against the pandemic.

The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) building. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS