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Pehin Datu Inderasugara Brigadier (B) Dato Paduka
Mohammad Yusof Abu Bakar
Deputy President NFABD

The Signing Ceremony of DST Sponsorship
Wednesday, 21st January 2015

DST Headquarters

Bismillahirrahmanir Rahim

Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Dr Awang Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Chairman of DST

Yang Mulia Awang Abdul Latiff bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Md Yusof, Member of the Board of Directors of DST

Yang Mulia Awang Haji Suhaimi bin Haji Hussain, Chief Executive Officer of DST

Yang Mulia Executive Committee Members of NFABD

Yang Mulia Awang Haji Mohd Zamri bin Dato Paduka Haji Hamdani, General Secretary of NFABD

Yang Mulia Awang Haji Mohd Noor bin Haji Hamid, Chairman of NFABD Competition Committee

Senior officers of DST and NFABD

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Assalamualaikum Warrahmatullahi Wabarrakatuh, selamat pagi and good morning.

First of all, on behalf of the President of NFABD, I wish to express my gratitude and appreciation to you Dato for your presence at this significant event. I would also like to express my thanks to Awang Abdul Latiff/ Members of the Board of Directors of DST, Awang Haji Suhaimi/ the CEO of DST and all that are present today to mark this occasion.

As in the previous years, DST is again giving its relentless support to NFABD, by sponsoring NFABD to run football competitions such as Sumbangsih Cup, Super League, Premier League and FA Cup for the 2015 football season.

On this note, Dato, NFABD would like to express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to DST. With this sponsorship, NFABD will be able to maintain the previous prize money for the champion of the Super League, which has been raised from $10,000 to $14,000. This will continue to give more encouragement and aspiration to the football teams to strive to be better and be competitive. With this significant sponsorship from DST, NFABD is also able to increase number of matches for our Super League football teams, in line with FIFA’s advice. Based on last year’s performance, we could see that there is a significant improvement in the standard and quality of our football players; and this will certainly enable us to identify and select potential players for our national team.

Ladies and Gentlemen

I am pleased to inform you that NFABD has arranged for the first match of the 2015 season to kick off on Saturday 24th January at Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas, which is for the DST Sumbangsih Cup.

In this opening match, we will see the Super League champion Indera SC team playing against FA Cup champion MS ABDB team. We hope that there will be a lot of football supporters to come and watch the match.

I am also pleased to inform you Dato that last year, NFABD was able to assist and give our full support to DST in running DST Futsal for orphans, which was held at Jerudong Sports Complex. The event turned out to be a great success with participation from a big number of orphans throughout the Brunei-Muara District.

Once again, I would like to thank the Chairman of DST, Dato Paduka Dr Awang Mohd Amin, to Awang Abd Latiff/ Members of the Board of Directors of DST, to Awang Haji Suhaimi/ CEO of DST, and to all of you for being present here today. My deep gratitude also goes to the organising committee of this morning’s event.

Thank you.

Wassalamualaikum Warrahmatullahi Wabarrakatuh.

 

 

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