Sabah Unity Foot­ball League call­ing on vet­eran clubs

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - SPORT - By Ar­fandi Jaa­far

KOTA KINABALU: Vet­eran clubs and teams in Sabah and Labuan are in­vited to join the 7th Sabah Unity Foot­ball League tour­na­ment, which will be hap­pen­ing at the Pe­nam­pang Sports Com­plex near here next year.

The tour­na­ment is be­ing or­gan­ised by the Pe­nam­pang Unity Foot­ball Club and event co­or­di­na­tor Ed­win Jomiji re­vealed that the com­pe­ti­tion will be­gin in Jan­uary.

“There will be two cat­e­gories, namely Mix Vet­eran and Su­per Vet­eran. The MixVet is for play­ers who are 40 and above, while the Su­per­Vet is for play­ers 50 and above,” he said when con­tacted here yes­ter­day.

Ac­cord­ing to Ed­win, the an­nual tour­na­ment was first in­tro­duced in 2010 with the aim of pro­mot­ing unity and in­te­gra­tion among clubs and teams and play­ers. Sub­se­quent edi­tions helped the tour­na­ment to gain more pop­u­lar­ity with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of var­i­ous sports bod­ies, gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions and foot­ball fans in the state.

Since then, the tour­na­ment’s ob­jec­tive fo­cused on pro­mot­ing closer rap­port among par­tic­i­pants. It also en­cour­ages the pub­lic to lead healthy life­styles through foot­ball and other sports.

And as al­ways, the tour­na­ment of­fers at­trac­tive cash prizes up for grabs, in­clud­ing medals and tro­phies.

“For this edi­tion, we are giv­ing away more than RM50,000 in cash and prizes,” Ed­win said, while en­cour­ag­ing clubs and teams to regis­ter early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.

“This time, we have de­cided to limit the num­ber of en­tries to 32 in the MixVet and only 20 teams in the Su­per­Vet cat­e­gory,” Ed­win added.

He said the tour­na­ment will be played based on the World Cup for­mat with slight mod­i­fi­ca­tions de­pend­ing on cir­cum­stances.

Those who are in­ter­ested to join but have yet to con­firm their reg­is­tra­tion are urged to sub­mit their en­tries by Novem­ber 30. There will be a team man­agers’ meet­ing in the first week of De­cem­ber and all team man­agers are re­quired to at­tend.

For reg­is­tra­tion and more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Ed­win (010-870 2988), Car­fester Moku­jin (016-804 9030) or Ben­jamin (017-889 6075).

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