The EPL Masters Football Brunei Cup 2012 ended with a bang on Saturday, when the EPL All Stars Masters cruised to a 7-4 victory over the Liverpool Masters in the final to lift the trophy once again.
The stylish victory by the All Stars who also won the inaugural competition last year at the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas was witnessed by thousands of enthusiastic fans.
Robert Teasdale, the chief executive officer of Football Focus Asia the event organisers, felt that everything went according to plan on Saturday.
"It was really exciting this year and we are expanding rapidly. I guess the main reason is because the guys (players) are friendly and are easy to meet," said Teasdale during an interview with The Brunei Times on Saturday.
"There are other events such as the gala dinner and also charity drives which are all part of the main event," he added.
Right after the Sultanate, the EPL Masters will move on to Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Jakarta and Singapore.
Teasdale also expects other big names to visit Brunei and participate in the competition in the future.
"We will be better because we are learning every year. The tournament will get bigger and we are already planning for next year ... for the EPL Masters to be held in Brunei either in March or April," he added.
"We are looking to bring in bigger names and better players because those who have come to play in Asia before would go and tell their friends about it.
"It makes them want to come especially to be able to play alongside their mates once again," continued Teasdale.
Saturday being his first 'match day' in the country, Frank Lebeouf of the All Stars Masters felt that the competition went smoothly.
"The tournament was very nice and well organised. We did our best out there because we aren't getting any younger and sometimes it was hard," said Lebeouf, who was part of the 1998 World Cup winning French squad.
"It was demanding to play four games in a day, but we're happy to win the final. We did our best to put on a great show for the crowd and royals. We hope that we will be a good example to the kids as well," added the former Chelsea star.
The other teams that participated in the one-day tournament were the Manchester United Masters and local side, DPMM FC Masters.The Brunei Times