Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council President HRH Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah (R), Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports YB Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Haji Hazair (C) and FIFA Development Officer Jeysing Muthiah (L) conversing during a dinner reception last night at the Li-Gong restaurant, The Empire Hotel & Country Club. Picture: BT/ Saifulizam
Brunei Darussalam National
Olympic Council President
His Royal Highness Prince
Hj Sufri Bolkiah (C) receives
a souvenir from FIFA
Development Officer Jeysing
Muthiah (L) yesterday, as
FIFA Technical Consultant Sivaji
Nair looks on. Picture:
BT/ Yusri Adanan
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) is lending a helping hand to Brunei.
FIFA Development Officer Jeysing Muthiah from Kuala Lumpur and FIFA Technical Consultant Sivaji Nair of Singapore are in the Sultanate for the five-day Football Management Program of FIFA Action Plan which started on Monday.
The pair paid a courtesy call to the Brunei National Olympic Council (BNOC) committee yesterday at the Conference Room of the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium in Berakas followed by a meeting at the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) House, also in Berakas.
Present for both was His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah, the president of both BNOC and NFABD.
The FIFA officials are in the Sultanate to help draw up a two-year action plan for NFABD.
"We are here to review the existing condition of football in Brunei with NFABD," said Muthiah.
"We are here to help NFABD draw up a two-year action plan, not only for the administrative side but also the technical side of football development," he added.
The FIFA officials also meet with national football coach Kwon Oh-son as well as officials from both the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
Courtesy from Brunei Times