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Picture: (Top) Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (R), and Robert Teasdale, the Chief Executive Officer of Football Focus Asia, pose with the challenge trophy. (Above) Idham Abas (R), General Manager of ADSEM, presenting a plaque to Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dato Paduka Hj Hamid. Pictures: BT/Yee Chun Leong Yee Chun LeongBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
IT IS going to be bigger and better!
Mark your calendar football fans, the EPL Masters Football Tournament Brunei Cup 2012 is back.
The one-day tournament will be held on April 21 at the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas and it promises to bring more excitement.
This was announced yesterday during a press conference at the Members' Grill of the Empire Hotel & Country Club in Jerudong.
Three teams — Liverpool Masters, Manchester United Masters and EPL All Stars Masters — have all confirmed their participation.
The tournament will feature football legends and ex-players from the EPL such as Steve McManaman, Andy Cole, Vladimir Smicer, Jesper Blomqvist, Patrik Berger, Robbie Fowler, Gaizka Mendieta, Ian Walker, Darren Anderton, Pierre van Hooijdonk and many more.
However, it has not been confirmed on which local side will be representing the Sultanate this year.
DPMM FC Masters took part last year but with Brunei back on the football map, DPMM FC have already started their campaign in the Singapore League and there might be a clash of schedule.
The competition is organised by Ad Sports Event Management (ADSEM) and Masters Football Asia and is presented by B-Mobile Communications S/B.
It is also supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Brunei Tourism Board and National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD).
Chairing the event was Idham Abas, General Manager of ADSEM with Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dato Paduka Hj Hamid Hj Mohd Jaafar attending as the guest of honour.
Also present were Tourism Development Director Sheikh Jamaluddin Sheikh Mohamed, the ambassador for the EPL Masters, former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann and Robert Teasdale, the Chief Executive Officer of Football Focus Asia.
Masters is a 6 a-side indoor football competition in the United Kingdom, where players over the age of 35 are chosen by the Masters Football Selection Committee to represent a English Premier League club which they played for.
EPL All Stars Masters won the competition last year following a 4-3 win over Manchester United Masters.
Tickets will go on sale starting next Tuesday and will be priced at $39 and $59 respectively.
There will also be a chance for a lucky winner to drive home a Lexus CT 200h. Another prize include an all expenses paid trip to the Euro 2012. More information can be obtained by calling 8231333 and also by logging on to www.eplmastersbrunei.com for more updates.
The Brunei Times