A delegation from the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (FABD) visited the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently.
FABD President Pengiran Haji Matusin bin Pengiran Haji Matasan led the delegation comprising executive committee members and General Secretary Mohammad Shahnon bin Haji Mohd Salleh.
The group was welcomed by AFC General Secretary Datuk Seri Windsor John and AFC Deputy General Secretary Vahid Kardany.
The visit marked the first time the AFC had opened its doors to a member association delegation since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The delegation was briefed on the AFC’s vision and mission as well as the introduction of two new development initiatives – the extra-time and advantage programmes.
The initiatives were approved by the AFC Executive Committee last month with the aim of strengthening and accelerating the capacity of AFC member associations in growing the sport across the continent.
Both the AFC and FABD underlined the spirit of unity and solidarity within the Asian football family and reinforced the willingness to work together in ensuring the continued development across the continent.
The AFC General Secretary said, “The AFC is delighted to welcome our friends from FABD to the home of Asian football. It has been challenging for everyone in the last two years but AFC remains committed in its efforts to assist and work with FABD to grow the sport at all levels.”
Pengiran Haji Matusin thanked the AFC for their contribution in helping the Sultanate’s football development, and honoured those who have passed due to the pandemic.
“FABD will continue to foster a close relationship with the AFC and the wider Asian football family,” he added.