Inter-Ministries Piala Keputeraan 2019 Championship kicks off August 14

|    James Kon    |

DEFENDING champions Ministry of Development football team were drawn in a tough group of the Inter-Ministries Piala Keputeraan 2019 Championship held in conjunction with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s 73rd birthday celebration. The draw was held at the Brunei-Muara District Office yesterday morning.

Ministry of Development football team are in Group A with Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports as well as Ministry of Finance and Economy.

In Group B were Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) and Ministry of Health (MoH).

Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism will not participate in this year’s tournament.

The competition is organised by the Youth and Sports Department and the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD).

The opening match will be between MTIC and MoH. The tournament kicks off on August 14 at Balapan Track and Field, Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex.

Special Duties Officer II of Brunei-Muara District Office cum Co-Chairperson of the tournament Rosdin bin Haji Abdul Aziz gave a briefing about the rules and regulation of the tournament.

Degat Chandau from the Department of Referee at NFABD touched on the rules on the pitch.

Also in attendance were Co-Secretary of the tournament Pengiran Anak Haji Md Yassin bin Pengiran Anak Safiuddin and representatives from the ministries.

Special Duties Officer II of Brunei-Muara District Office cum Co-Chairperson of the tournament Rosdin bin Haji Abdul speaks during the briefing. – JAMES KON