Indera SC resume football training

Fadhil Yunus

Indera SC players returned to the field for a group training session recently following a lengthy layoff since the immediate suspension of the Brunei Super League (BSL) and the widespread closure of sports facilities in March.

Rainy conditions did not dampen the mood of the players as they appeared to be in high spirits during the fitness-specific training at the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Artificial Football Field.

Head Coach of Indera SC Ameer Aziz-Hakim bin Haji Abdul Lani said that commitment from all players is much needed for the planning of training to be carried out smoothly.

“At the same time, we have to respect the standard operating procedures (SOP) given by NFABD and as coaches, we need to accept and find solutions for this new normal training style,” he added.

The two-time Super League winners are one of the domestic clubs playing at the top tier of football in the country to resume training activities with the league restart yet to be known. Under the revised guidelines for team sports, sharing of equipment is allowed and training should be conducted with minimal level of contact as possible.

The group size for team sports has also increased to 15 people from 10. Organised sports or matches are still not allowed.

A view of the NFABD Artificial Football Field. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS