The younger generation of Brunei footballers must be given opportunities as contained in the Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (FABD) Strategic Plan 2035, FABD President Pengiran Haji Matusin bin Pengiran Haji Matasan said during a briefing and jersey handover ahead of Projek Ikan Pusu’s (PIP) trip to Labuan for friendly matches at the Theatre Room of FABD House.
The president is happy that PIP has grown from development programme to a main supplier of football talents to local clubs and the national teams at all levels PIP – who has embarked a journey for 22 years – has more than 500 registered players.
Pengiran Haji Matusin, who recently returned from a overseas football trip learnt that Brunei football must be commercialised in order to move forward.
FABD Technical Director Paul Munster said, PIP should use the friendly-match as an opportunity to gather as much experience as possible and win.
PIP Head of Delegation Haji Omar bin Haji Jamil applauded PIP Brunei-Labuan Committee efforts and parents,guardians as well as the players co operation.
The friendly matches were arranged following a positive exchange between Haji Omar and Labuan Football Association (LAFA) Coach Ramlae bin Abdul Rashid.
The PIP trip to Labuan was made possible through FABD officers and Acting General Manager of HiTUNE Group of Companies Nurul Izzati Naqibah binti Zaidi.
Haji Omar said the friendly matches will help young players to be brave in hostile crowds and as part of their development.