Call for togetherness in building Brunei football

James Kon

The Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (FABD) has called on its members to contribute in helping improve local football, said its president Pengiran Haji Matusin bin Pengiran Haji Matasan during the 6th FABD Congress yesterday.

“Through thick and thin, especially during these challenging periods of COVID-19, FABD will strive to meet its missions and objectives,” he said.

“The work doesn’t stop. Members of the executive committee have big responsibilities to deliver. The fortune of Brunei football rests a lot in our hands.”

Pengiran Haji Matusin also touched on the important national mandate for the association, which is to realise Brunei Vision 2035.

“By 2035, Brunei Darussalam is to be recognised for the accomplishment of its educated and highly skilled people as measured by the highest international standards, a high quality of life, and a dynamic and sustainable economy within the top 10 countries in the world,” he said.

ABOVE & BELOW: Football Association of Brunei Darussalam President Pengiran Haji Matusin bin Pengiran Haji Matasan speaks during the congress; and representatives of association’s members at the congress. PHOTOS: JAMES KON

The FABD President added that the association remains vigilant in the effort to curb the COVID-19 outbreak by observing protocols and guidelines.

FADB Deputy President Haji Salleh Bostaman bin Haji Zainal Abidin, FABD General Secretary Mohammad Shahnon bin Haji Mohd Salleh and other executive committee members also attended.

Representatives from FIFA and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) also participated virtually.

The 6th FABD Congress also saw the annual financial report, activity report and revised budget for 2021 and proposed budget for 2022 being discussed.

Election for members of the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee and the Appeal Committee was also held.