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HM b'day futsal continues
Sunday, October 6, 2013

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 67th birthday celebrations futsal championship continued last night with the Group A matches at the Multipurpose Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas last night.

The tournament is organised by the Futsal Championship Committee of His Majesty's 67th birthday celebrations with the cooperation from the Department of Youth and Sports under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD).

It kicked-off on Tuesday with Syah Kampong defeating Silveredz FT 1-0.

Last night's matches saw Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Pega Star FT progress to the next round of the tournament.

UBD defeated PPBouts FT 1-0 in their first game before losing 1-0 to Pega Star 1-0.

They bounced back in their third match by defeating Cheetahs FC 4-2 and edging Liang Lumut Recreational Club Futsal Team (LLRC FT) 1-0 to finish second in the group.

Meanwhile, Pega Star FT defeated PPBouts 3-1 in their first match and were held 2-2 by LLRC FT.

They then defeated UBD 1-0 and Cheetahs FT 2-1 to top the group.

Thirty teams divided into six groups are currently vying for honours in the tournament.

Group A consists of Cheetahs FT, Pega Star FT, UBD, PPBouts FT and LLRC FT.

Group B consists of Kota Juniors, Liverpool Supporters (LSC), First Five FT, Atlas FT and Savilla.

Group C consists of Eagle Nest, The Minions FC, SHSH United 'A', JBS and Unity FT.

The teams in Group D are Shah United, Cosmopolitan FC, Matahari FC, FC Perse 'A' and BIO FT, Arbisyam FC.

Azmainshah FC, Puspa Under-16, Futsalistic FC and Rizfit FT made up the Group E teams.

Sides in Group F are Star Madang, FC Phosphor, Silveredz FT, FC Perse 'B' and Syah Kampong.

Held to encourage the celebration of His Majesty's birthday through sports, the competition also seeks to raise awareness of the importance of living a healthier lifestyle while also promoting sports among the population.

The tournament will also be used to scout players to represent the country in the future.

The champions of the tournament will win a cash prize of $2000 with medals and a trophy.

The first runner-ups will get $1000, medals and a trophy.

Courtesy from Brunei Times