19 November 2017

Brunei confirm participation at Tsunami Cup

The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) will be participating at the Tsunami Cup in Aceh, Indonesia, hosted by the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI).
The four-team invitational tournament will run from November 29-December 8 and is being held to commemorate the earthquake and tsunami tragedy which hit Aceh on December 26, 2004.
Apart from hosts Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic and Mongolia will also be competing in the tournament.


10 November 2017

Brunei ends AFC U-19 run on a positive

by Fadhil Yunus    

BRUNEI Darussalam national under-18 team collected their first point at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-19 Championship qualifiers after a 2-2 draw against Timor Leste at the Paju Public Stadium in Paju, South Korea yesterday.
Brunei Darussalam national under-18 coach Takao Fujiwara named one change to the side which lost 1-0 to Malaysia with midfielder Muhammad Hanif Farhan Azman coming in for Muhammad Nazhan bin Zulkifle.
Timor Leste broke the deadlock after Danilson Conceicao Araujo opened the scoring in the 13th minute but Brunei drew level through a fine strike by Hafiz bin Herman in the 34th minute.
The young Wasps went ahead through Muhammad Hanif Aiman Adnan in the 55th minute but Timor Leste found an equaliser after Araujo converted a spot-kick two minutes later for his second of the game.
“It was a difficult game today, but the players have fighting spirit – and they fight for their country,” Takao was quoted as saying according to a press release by NFABD.
“It may only be a point, but it is not something small for us.”
“All the players fought until the end, so I am very proud of all the players and officials,” he added.


Philippines and Brunei, who were already out of contention to reach the knockout stage, entered the match looking to finish the tournament with a win after suffering consecutive losses, and they were evenly matched from the get-go. 
Brunei ended their goal drought with Maziri Maidin scoring their first goal of the tournament in the seventh minute with his shot from the second penalty spot. 
Muhammad Naqib doubled their advantage after the break in the 24th minute, before Faiz Hasnan added a third with a boot in from close range five minutes later. 
Azim Boll Hassan etched his name on the scoresheet courtesy of Raimi's through pass into the box. 
A minute from time, Faiz scored his second to hand Md Yunos' side a happy ending to their AFF Futsal Championship campaign. 
Photo: ASEAN Football Federation