BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (11 June 2011) – The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) have appointed former FIFA referee Mohd Noor Abdullah as their new general secretary.
Following FIFA’s decision to lift the suspension on Brunei, the NFABD this week held their first Extraordinary Congress to elect their Executive Committee – and also the appointment of Mohd Noor.
Mohd Noor was an employee of the Department of Youth and Sports for 30 years with the 62-year-old holding a degree in Sports Management and Administration from the University of Strathclyde in Glasglow in Scotland and also a diploma in the same field from the University of Brighton in England.
A former FIFA and AFC referee, Mohd Noor was also a match commissioner and an ex-president of three national sports associations.
“He will administer the day-to-day running of the association and the building. He is the chief secretariat and takes care of correspondence,” said NFABD president Dato Paduka Abdul Rahman Mohiddin
“It’s a full-time job. The rationale is that he keeps the job regardless of who is in the presidency. Football is a full-time thing if you want to be serious about it.
“The association is starting from zero so these are the committees we feel we need now. There is a lot of housekeeping to be done, and logistically, there is a lot that needs to be alligned. That is why the standing committee was formed – to jump-start the process.”