The Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (FABD) recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the Qatar Football Association (Qatar FA) in a ceremony held at Qatar FA’s Headquarters in Al-Bidda Tower, Doha, Qatar.

The five-year agreement is an important step in football development for both countries as it include technical and professional exchanges, besides having more possibilities of hosting friendly games between one another whenever appropriate.

It is also part of Qatar FA’s strategy to develop football via international partners, particularly those in the ASEAN region, to which Brunei Darussalam is a member off.

Besides that, the agreement also served to strengthen the relationship between Brunei Darussalam and Qatar via football, with Brunei Darussalam set the benefit from the best practices adapted by QFA, including through its Aspire Academy and Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital.

Signing on behalf of Qatar FA was its President His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, with FABD represented by President Pengiran Matusin Matasan. The agreement was signed in the presence of the Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to Qatar Mohamed Bahrin Abu Bakar, FABD Executive Committee Member Nazib Ali and FABD General Secretary Mohammad Shahnon Haji Mohd. Salleh.