Singapore futsal team Kampung Buangkok is just one step away from participating in the Brunei Futsal League in 2024, the first Singapore futsal side to take part in a foreign league.
The team has already received the sanction of the Football Association of Singapore to participate in the Brunei Futsal League.
“The end game is not just about participation,” said Kenneth Kwang, the team’s goalkeeper and spokesperson.
“This is really about raising awareness and bringing futsal in its truest form to Singapore.
“We are not going to be playing week in and out just to win the title.
“This whole project is also about experiencing the real futsal and bringing the futsal experience back to Singapore.”
$100,000 TO FUND THE TEAM’S PARTICIPATION
The season in Bandar Seri Begawan will last six months and Kampung Buangkok will need about $100,000 to fund their participation in the league.
Kwang said that the team will self-fund the costs and will also try to raise part of the financial damage through sponsorships.
In all, the squad will consist of 12 players, one coach and another three management members.
The futsal side has since also engaged the services of Malaysian futsal coach Thirunavukkarasu Nadarajah (photo below), a former Perak FA futsal coach, to whip the team in shape.
This is also because the team will be off to Brunei for a training camp to play a pair of friendly matches from 8 to 11 September.
Buangkok will face off against Kasuka Ar Rawda (9 September) and then against Almerez (10 September) at the multi-purpose hall at Barakas.
“It is important for us to see how close or far we are to the other teams in the Brunei Futsal League,” Kwang explained.
MAIN PHOTO: KAMPUNG BUANGKOK
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