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National Under-20 Futsal Team leave for AFC Futsal Under-20 Championship
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

 


National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Acting Vice President Hj Madli Mohd Yussof talking to the national Under-20 futsal team at the Brunei International Airport today morning prior to their departure to Bangkok to compete in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Under-20 Championship.


National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Acting Vice President Hj Madli Mohd Yussof talking to the national Under-20 futsal team at the Brunei International Airport today morning prior to their departure to Bangkok to compete in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Under-20 Championship.


The national Under-20 futsal team and officials pose in a group photo with National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) officials at the Brunei International Airport today morning. The team left to Bangkok to compete in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Under-20 Championship.

 

THE national Under-20 futsal team left to Bangkok today to compete in next week’s inaugural Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Under-20 Championship.

The 16-player team is accompanied by six officials and will play a friendly against CAT Telecom tomorrow before facing another Thai Premier League club, Bangkok BTS, on Friday.

They then take on Uzbekistan in their last warm-up game on Saturday before starting their AFC Futsal Under-20 Championship campaign against Afghanistan next Tuesday.

Brunei face Iraq on May 17, hosts Thailand on May 18 and Bahrain on May 19. They close out their group stage play against Malaysia on May 20.

Speaking to the team prior to their departure at the Brunei International Airport, National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) Acting Vice President Hj Madli Mohd Yussof reminded the players to do their best in Bangkok.

“Futsal is a popular sport and thousands of players want to want to be in the national team, so you must be thankful you have been given this opportunity to represent Brunei,” he said.

“Play with full of spirit and confidence, give it your best in every game and be proud that you are representing Brunei,” he added.

The team are currently competing in the Brunei Futsal League and lost their first game of the season when they fell 4-2 to Arbisyam FC on Sunday.

The result pushed them down to second in the eight-team league and helped Arbisyam top the standings, but it was a loss which national futsal coach Qusmaini Noor Hj Rusli felt would help the team in the long-run.

“We won our first three matches and you cannot expect a team to win every game – the most important thing is that you sustain good results throughout the season,” he said.

“The loss to Arbisyam was good because they have a compact defense and play on the counter-attack, and it was a good experience for us as I expect Afghanistan, Iraq and Bahrain to play the same way in Bangkok.

“Thailand and Malaysia play more of a possession-based system, so I will use our three warm-up games this week to formulate different tactics for these two styles of play,” he added.

 

 

Source: NFABD

 

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