NFABD Under-16 Elite Youth Cup Match Coordination Meeting
Friday, April 21, 2017
Tabuan A goalkeeper coach and former national team goalkeeper Ibrahim Bakar (L) during the tournament draw for the NFABD Under-16 Elite Youth Cup at NFABD House today.
A Projek Ikan Pusu representative (L) discussing finalisation of players for the NFABD Under-16 Elite Youth Cup with tournament secretariats during the match coordination meeting for the tournament at NFABD House today.
YOUTH team coaches attended the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Under-16 Elite Youth Cup Match Coordination Meeting today to discuss finalisation of players and witness the tournament’s draw at NFABD House.
The 11-team tournament, which is being held for the second year, will kick off on April 28 and is expected to conclude on July 29.
Apart from the finalisation of players and the tournament draw, the managers also coordinated with each other on kit colours and other competition matters.
Tabuan A and Projek Ikan Pusu (PIP) were the top-two seeded teams by virtue of their positions in the NFABD Under-16 Youth League and were placed in Pot A to ensure they would not meet each other in group stage play. The other seeded teams, Rimba Star and Bang Dalam FC, are third and fourth in the NFABD Under-16 Youth League and were placed in Pot B.
Tabuan A were drawn in Group A with Bang Dalam, Tabuan B, Kilanas FC and non-league side Murai Jr FC. Group B is comprised of PIP, Rimba Star, BTC Red Star, Besa FC, Tabuan C and Parma Jr FC.
Group stage games will be held at the NFABD House’s Artificial Turf, Sg Kebun Sports Complex Field A and B and Bengkurong Community Field while the Berakas Sports Complex and Balapan Track & Field, Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex will host the semi-finals and final.
NFABD hopes the tournament will help unearth new talent for the country’s age group teams.
“The best players will be brought into Tabuan A, B and C – so I hope that all players can show good performances and improve as the tournament progresses,” said NFABD Acting Competition Director Hj Md Noor Hj Hamid.
“Commitment is very important to develop grassroots football, and grassroots football is very important.”