Two Malaysian teams set for Brunei Futsal League
Two Malaysian teams will be making their debut in Saturday’s Brunei Futsal League (BFL) 2017 which is organised by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD).
Kuantan Rangers and Miri FA have confirmed their participation in this year’s 10-team league which will start on April 15, and the two Malaysian sides will join defending champions Kota Junior FC, Shah United FC, Arbisyam FC, MS ABDB, Riz Fiz and NFABD’s national development team in challenging for the BFL 2017 trophy. Two other local teams will be decided via qualifiers.
NFABD invited the Kuantan Rangers and Miri FA to compete in order to raise the league's standard of play and provide exposure for NFABD’s national development team - which is training for the AFC U20 Futsal Championship. The Malaysian teams’ participation has been approved by the Football Association of Malaysia.
The tournament will be played over two rounds in a home and away format, and each team will play 18 games.
The opening ceremony on April 15 will see Kuantan Rangers take on Takaful Brunei Futsal Super League 2016 champions Kota Junior FC at the Indoor Stadium, Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex, at 830pm.
Games will also be played at the Multipurpose Hall (Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex).
Apart from the Malaysian teams, another new feature in this year’s league is the introduction of an online database system (www.brilyansport.com/bfl2017).
Start lists, results, match reports, fixtures, photo galleries can be found on the website, creating a more efficient and systematic method to manage the league.