MS ABDB team manager Major (A) Razanol Hardi Abd Razak will be wary of the threat that Najip I-Team possess ahead of the 2016 Brunei DST FA Cup final at the Berakas Sports Complex tomorrow.
The team manager highlighted that Najip will not take them lightly and will devise their own strategy to try and overcome the cup holders.
"For the last few matches during the FA Cup, we noticed that the rest of the teams have adapted themselves so the challenge can be very tough," said Major (A) Razanol during a press conference at the NFABD House yesterday.
MS ABDB the most successful team in the competition - survived a major scare in the fourth round when they escaped from a shock defeat after Razimie Ramlli's last-gasp equaliser before the striker netted an extra-time winner against Al Idrus Junior "I'm sure for our next match against'
Najip I-Team they will not make it easy for us. I'm sure they will have their own strategy to give us a good fight," he added.
Meanwhile, Najip 1-Team hoped for a good showing in their second final appearance against the same team whom they met in 2014.
"We will be giving our best in the final. We are deeply aware that MS ABDB have triumphed in the competition in 2013, 2014 and 2015," said a Najip I Team representative who also recognised that MS ABDB are the defending champions on paper.
"It will be a bonus for us if we end up winning the final," continued the representative adding that he hoped that luck would favour them.
Najip I Team expressed their hopes of winning the FA Cup trophy while MS ABDB hoped to defend the title.
On another note, Haji Mohd Noor bin Haji Abd Hamid, who chaired the press conference, expressed hopes of a quality, exciting and highly disciplined final in aiding the development of football in the country.
His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, President of the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam received the AFC President's Recognition Award For Grassroots Football 2016 (Aspiring) in the annual prestigious AFC Awards ceremony held in Abu Dhabi. On hand to present the award was Ms. Han Un Gyong, Executive Committee Member from DPR Korea.
This is Brunei Darussalam's second award after winning it last year. NFABD ran regular technical and promotional activities while maintaining several areas of cooperation with both governmental and non-governmental partners.
The nominations for the award are based on a points system which takes into account several criteria such as the structure and management of grassroots football as well as the philosophy and policy of Member Associations.