BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (11 June 2012) – A total of 44 teams will be vying for honours in the inaugural Brunei FA Cup this year.
“We have never heard of AKSE Bersatu before. It is going to be interesting. We will take every team seriously and this team will be no exception. We will play our own usual game,” said MS ABDB assistant manager Khalid Hj Bujang.
“We have been preparing for this tournament and we are continuing our training as usual even after our last DST National Football League match last week.”
DST National Football League group D winner Majra Utd will have an easier draw as they face newcomer Seri Wira Fc on 19 June 2012 at the Berakas Sports Complex. Newcomers Brunei Darussalam Sports School will have their hands full as they prepare to play against the national league giant QAF FC.
“This will be the first time Sports School is competing in a competition of this level. This is a new challenge for us, we have done a lot of preparations for this tournament,” said Brunei Darussalam Sports School’s manager Serfuddin Md Salleh.
“QAF FC is a good team but we have a very young squad and one player from the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy squad Syafiee Affendy will be playing for us in this tournament,” he said.
Present at the Brunei FA Cup draw were the chairman of the tournament Hj Mohd Taha Hj Mohd Tahir, committee members of the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) and the managers of the participating football clubs.
Champions of the DST Brunei FA Cup 2012 will receive a challenge trophy, gold medals and a cash prize of USD4,000. The runners-up will receive a trophy and medals, along with a prize money of USD3,000.