10 March 2020 – UTB held a Doa Selamat ceremony today to seek blessings for the UTB football team consisting of 20 students that will compete in the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Football Championship 2020 organised by UBD starting tomorrow at UBD Sports Complex.
Present at the event were Yang Mulia Professor Dr. Dayang Hajah Zohrah binti Hj Sulaiman, Vice-Chancellor of UTB, Principal Officers and the UTB football team.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat followed by remarks from the Manager of the team, Yang Mulia Awang Mohammad Shah @ Muhammad Lutfi Hadi bin Hj Asmat. The Vice-Chancellor also gave words of encouragement and wished good luck to the team.
Participating in the football tournament are higher education institutions in the country including UTB, UBD, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU-SB), Politeknik Brunei, Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE), Laksamana College of Business (LCB), International Graduate Studies College (IGS), Micronet International College and Cosmopolitan College. The matches are held from 9 March and expected to run until mid of April 2020 at various fields of UBD Sports Complex.
The UTB football players were selected based on their performances and skills at the tryouts, said the Manager of the team. He also added that the team will be having their training sessions every week in preparing for the upcoming matches. UTB, which is under Group A will be competing against UBD starting tomorrow during the Opening Ceremony. The following games will be held on 19 March 2020 with UNISSA, 30 March 2020 with Politeknik Brunei and competing with IBTE will be on 2 April 2020.