NFABD welcomes views to keep football alive

Fadhil Yunus

The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) welcomes views and suggestions on how to keep football alive amid the COVID-19 enforced break.

The pandemic has greatly impacted the football world as matches and training sessions in international leagues are suspended, leaving football clubs starving of competitive action.

Several issues have surfaced caused by the huge period of inactivity with wage revisions of players and salary cuts dominating football news across the globe.

According to NFABD, world football governing body FIFA has recently revealed that it is working on a ‘Football Marshall’ plan to deal with the financial impact caused by the coronavirus.

The national football governing body added that they are interested to emulate the plan to ensure football continues and remains sustainable in Brunei.

NFABD President Pengiran Haji Matusin bin Pengiran Haji Matasan has advised all stakeholders including executive committee members to give their recommendations regarding the plan.
“We need to ensure the welfare of our members and football players is well taken care of,” he said.

Brunei Darussalam joined the global shutdown with the suspension of the Brunei Super League on March 13, while other football competitions have been suspended until further notice.