NFABD holds talks with FAM in working visit
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The delegation from NFABD led by Haji Madli bin Mohamad Yusuf, Acting Deputy President in a group photo prior to the departure. – FADHIL YUNUS
A DELEGATION including members from the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) left for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia yesterday for a working visit to the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).
The Shah Alam-bound delegation was led by Haji Madli bin Mohamad Yusuf, Acting Deputy President of NFABD and was joined by Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Acting Secretary General of NFABD.
“The main objective of the ExCo NFABD’s working visit amongst others is to initiate discussions as to establish bilateral relations and secondly exchange of information and sharing of experience in terms of management and administration between NFABD and FAM,” said Haji Madli in an interview prior to their departure at the Brunei International Airport.
With this working visit, ExCo NFABD is hoped to be able to learn best practices to enhance the management of the country’s football governing body. Aside from that, few matters will also be looked at in terms of common interest, for example, the cooperation on experience and conformity of training for instructors and players.
“NFABD will work hard to develop football in the country. Other than that, we will not only arrange a working visit to FAM but future plans will also be extended in together gaining the experience and best management in the Asian region,” said Haji Madli.
FAM has been chosen for a working visit because cooperation between the two has existed before highlighting the participation of Brunei in the Malaysia Cup and Borneo Cup.
Haji Madli also expressed his hope of the possibility of Brunei clubs to be involved in working visits to clubs in Malaysia as part of their development.
“We also envision that the current players and instructors as well as managers in the domestic clubs will together arrange working visits or take experiences from FAM and the existing clubs in Malaysia.
“It is a step to develop and update the domestic clubs in Brunei because if we do not do that, the development of these clubs will lag behind”, he said.
“We are also informed that the clubs in Malaysia are reputable and have won major competitions,” he added citing Malaysia Super League’s Johor Darul Takzim’s continental victory in the AFC Cup last year.
“There, this will be our opportunity to discuss and give a platform not just for NFABD but also for domestic clubs,” the acting deputy president said.
“Even though the working trip is brief and short, the current plans made by the ExCo members will prepare them to obtain vital information or experiences needed that may aid in strengthening the management of NFABD,” he concluded.