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Speech by
Pehin Datu Inderasugara Brigadier General (R)
Dato Paduka Mohammad Yusof Abu Bakar
Deputy President NFABD

Closing Ceremony of 4th AFC C Certificate Coaching Course

At NFABD House from 2nd February 2015

Bismillah Nir Rahman Nir Rahim

Yang Mulia Awang Haji Muhd Zamri bin Dato Hj Hamdani, the General Secretary of NFABD

Yang Mulia Members of NFABD EXCO

Yang Mulia Awang Tamat bin Budin, Head of Referee Department

Participants of AFC C Certificate Coaching Course

Ladies and Gentlemen

Assalamualaikum Warrahmatullahi Wabarrakatuh and good afternoon.

Alhamdulilah, once again NFABD has successfully conducted the fourth AFC C Certificate Coaching Course since 2014 and the first one of many more to come for this year 2015. The Course was conducted for 12 days, that is 85 hours in total and it covered both theory and practical aspects of football coaching. These coaches’ certificate courses are very important. This is also a way to assess our coaches in their practical abilities and knowledge of the law of the game. In this way, we can develop quality coaches who can go further and attain higher certificates.

Last year, our Football Development Department (FDD) was able to organise AFC Courses and FIFA Courses. InsyaaAllah, this Department will continue to organize and provide more of AFC and FIFA courses in the coming months so that we can produce qualified and recognised coaches, not only in Brunei but also by AFC. Thus in the long run, by having such well trained and certified coaches, we will be able to produce qualify football players who can be recognised to play not only for the national team but also for other international teams.

For this particular Course, which was completed today, I understand that there are altogether 16 participants have attended the course including one from Spain. Mr Alain Barrantes, I thank you for your full support and willingness to participate in the Course although you are based in Singapore.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would also like to extend my deep appreciation and thank you to our very own Technical Director Mr Mike Wong and his team from NFABD who have worked hard and have put tremendous efforts to make this course successful.

Finally, I wish to congratulate all participants who will receive their certificates of attendance this afternoon. I hope that you will all work hard to achieve further qualification in order to upgrade your licence to eventually reach the A-Licence.

I wish all participants good luck in their career as football coaches and to Mr Alain Barrantes, a safe flight back to Singapore.

Thank you.

Wabillahi taufiq walhidayah wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh and good afternoon.



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