Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Friday, June 1, 2012
THE first DST Brunei FA Cup tournament scheduled to kick off on June 6 has been postponed to June 10.
The new development was followed by an announcement by the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) that it will be extending the submission date for the DST Brunei FA Cup registration, according to a Press statement issued by the NFABD yesterday.
Initially, all registration forms must be submitted by May 30 (last Wednesday), but the date has now been extended to June 5 before 4pm.
Meanwhile, the managers briefing and the draw will be held on June 6 at 2.30pm at the NFABD House in Berakas.
"There have been requests presented to us (NFABD) by managers of football clubs in the country to postpone the final date of registration, to allow and encourage more teams to register for this prestigious tournament," said chairman of the tournament Hj Mohd Taha Hj Mohd Tahir (pic).
"So far 45 teams have confirmed their participation in the tournament and there will be more coming. We hope that with the extension of the final date of registration more teams will join the tournament," he added.
The entry fee is set at $150 per team.
Champions of the DST Brunei FA Cup 2012 will receive a challenge trophy, gold medals and a cash prize of $4,000. The runners-up, meanwhile, will receive a trophy and medals, along with a prize money of $3,000.
Each team can register no more than 25 players. Only players who are citizens or permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam are eligible to register for the competition.
Entry form can be obtained from the main office of the NFABD, located at the NFABD House along Jalan Pusat Persidangan, opposite the International Convention Centre in Berakas.
Interested parties can contact Hj Mohd Taha at 8747400 or the secretariat of the tournament at 2380047.The Brunei Times