His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah binti Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman attended the Brunei FA Cup 2022 final between DPMM FC and Kasuka FC at the Track and Field of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas yesterday.
Also present were His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Muntaqim; Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah; Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Muda Muhammad Aiman; and Yang Teramat Mulia Pengiran Anak Faathimah Az-Zahraa’ Raihaanul Bolkiah; as well as other members of the royal family.
DPMM FC emerged champions after defeating Kasuka FC 2-1 in an highly entertaining final, bringing down the curtains to a domestic cup competition which revived football activities in the country.
The result brought an end to the country’s long search of a domestic silverware since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
Prior to this season, the nation has not witnessed the crowning of a league or cup champion since football activities were hit by the global virus, prompting a series of cancellations and uncertainty.
Muhammad Shahrazen Said grabbed a 72nd minute winner to help the Gegar Gegar men capture their second Brunei FA Cup title and their third domestic major trophy.
Kasuka had taken the lead in the 13th minute, through Leon Sullivan Taylor, who has been their main attacking threat towards the entirety of the competition.
However, DPMM FC team captain Muhammad Azwan Ali Rahman, struck on the brink of halftime to level the scores.
The Jerudong-based outfit also cements a berth as the country’s representative in the qualifying playoff stage of the upcoming 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) next season.