His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, President of the National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam, NFABD as Advisor of the Executive Committee of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy for ASEAN Youth Football Championship 2018 yesterday morning attended the second HBT 2018 Executive Committee meeting. The meeting was held at the Conference Room of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas.
The meeting began with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat led by Yang Dimuliakan Begawan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Awang Haji Suhaili bin Haji Metali Al-Hafiz.
Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, in his welcoming address, among others shared about the preparations which are actively being carried out as well as the concerted support from the committee in ensuring the tournament runs smoothly.
The meeting, which was chaired by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, among others discussed reports on the latest developments from the HBT 2018 Working Committees. The meeting was also attended by Datin Paduka Doctor Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Acting Minister of Education and Datin Dayang Hajah Elinda binti C.A Mohamed, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office. In this year's championship, Brunei Darussalam as the host country is placed in Group A together with Thailand, Myanmar and Timor Leste, while Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic and Singapore make up the teams in Group B. The championship's opening ceremony, which will take place on the 23rd of next month at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas, will see Brunei Darussalam take on Timor Leste. The championship will be held until the 5th of May 2018.
Source: Radio Television Brunei