PIP resume training today

Fadhil Yunus

Projek Ikan Pusu (PIP) announced that training resumes today at the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Field after the months-long absence due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Players must follow the standard operating procedures (SOP) rules set by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS). Social gathering is prohibited and players must leave immediately upon completion of the practice session.

Parents and guardians have also been advised to adhere to the safety rules.

Training comprises several age categories namely under 8s, under 10s, under 12s, under 14s, under 16s and under 18s.

Players must be present 30 minutes earlier to facilitate the pre-training process.
They were also reminded to wear a face mask and scan the QR code through their BruHealth app.

Only 15 players are allowed per session. Parents and guardians are reminded to pick up the players on time.

Manager of PIP Cheah Swee Ming said, “We must be safe and we must be fit. Value this opportunity to play football and remain active as per all your preparations to date. It has been a tough time these last four months.”

Football training has been conducted at a minimal scale.

Under the current phase, training can be done with minimal level of contact with sharing of equipment allowed but matches and competitions still prohibited. Meanwhile, domestic clubs from the Brunei Super League (BSL) have resumed training activities.

File photo shows Projek Ikan Pusu (PIP) Head Coach Haji Omar bin Haji Jamil giving instructions to players. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS