22 September 2012

Brunei to play Indonesia as AFF Cup tune up

Saturday, September 22, 2012
- Match to be held on September 26

THE National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) announced that the national team will be playing Indonesia in a friendly match at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas on Sept 26.

NFABD, with the cooperation of the Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sports, held a media conference for the friendly match at the NFABD House along Jalan Pusat Persidangan in Berakas yesterday.

The friendly games will serve as good preparation for the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers, a competition which Brunei has not participated since 2008 after having to sit out the 2010 edition due to suspension.

"The aim for organising this friendly match is to help the national squad prepare for the AFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers and also to give football fans in the Sultanate, including the Indonesian fans, the opportunity to come and watch their national football teams in action," said NFABD general secretary Mohd Noor Hj Abdullah.

According to NFABD assistant general secretary Hj Mohd Taha Hj Mohd Tahir, the tickets for the friendly will be available at the NFABD House along Jalan Pusat Persidangan in Berakas, Mumong JBS Sports Complex in Kuala Belait, Batu Apoi JBS Sports Complex in Temburong and Tutong JBS Sports Complex.

Pricing for the tickets will be $5 and $8.

"Spectators are advised that cans, bottles, banners, flags, poles, umbrellas, fireworks, air horns, whistles, drums and musical instruments are prohibited from being brought into the stadium," said Hj Mohd Taha.

"All the personal bags and parcels are subjected to be checked at the gates. We are expecting 25 000 fans to attend the game," added the assistant general secretary.

Brunei failed to advance past the qualifying rounds in the 2008 edition of the competition and will be eyeing a berth into this year's group stages when they play Myanmar on Oct 5, Cambodia on Oct 9, Laos on Oct 11 and Timor Leste on Oct 13.

All the matches will be played at the Youth Training Centre in Yangon, Myanmar.

The Brunei Times 

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