BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (11 March 2013) – His Royal Highness Prince Sufri Bolkiah has been elected as the new president of the National FA of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) following their 5th Extraordinary Congress on the weekend.
Prince Sufri replaced Dato Paduka Abdul Rahman Mohiddin at the helm and will complete the remainder of the 2011-2015 term.
Pehin Datu Indera Sugara Brigadier General (R) Dato Paduka Hj Mohammad Yusof Abu Bakar was elected as his deputy.
“I feel very honoured and happy to be appointed the president of NFABD. I want to thank those (football club representatives) who nominated for me to lead football in the country,” said Prince Sufri.
“I would like to thank the former executive committee members for their efforts over the past two years. For the short term, we are looking at strengthening the administration with the appointment of new executive committee members. They should know their responsibilities and duties.
“We are also looking at working together with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports to help develop the sport further.
“We are looking at infrastructure for our mid-term goal. FIFA has provided a certain budget from the Goal Project and we are looking at getting new football fields according to FIFA standards. We are also looking at building indoor courts for futsal as well as promote beach football.”
“And for the long term plan, we hope to run a programme to create quality football players. We are also looking at ways on gathering revenue and income for the association.”
Present to witness the event were Francisco Kalbuadi Lay, the President of the Football Federation of Timor Leste, James Johnson, Director of AFC (Asian Football Confederation) MA/International Relation and Development, and FIFA Development Officer Jeysing Muthiah from Kuala Lumpur.