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Monday, December 01, 2008

Sabah, Pahang, Brunei for Datuk Saravanan Cup in Labuan

Labuan: IT will be "Big Time" football here from December 12th to 14th when premier league team from Pahang, DPPM Brunei and Sabah, fight it out in the inaugural "Datuk M Saravanan, Deputy Federal Territories Minister Invitation Football Tournament," that will be held at the Labuan Sports Complex Football Stadium. Saravanan is also the MIC FT Liaison Committee Head.

The tournament is organised by MIC Layang-Layang Branch head, Suresh Muniandy and Labuan Ferry Corporation Sdn Bhd, is the main sponsor of the event.

The winner stands to pocket the top cash prize of RM5,000 with the runners-up collecting trophies. Additional prizes are for Best Player, Goalkeepeer, striker, defender, midfielder and for fair play.

Suresh said that it was planned to hold the tournament on an annual basis and would welcome others to be joint sponsors.

According to Operations Director of LFC Shamsul Sahari, the purpose of the sponsorship was to enable Labuan to enjoy good and interesting football by proven teams.

He added that the company also felt it was a social obligation to promote sports. He said the opening ceremony for the tournament would be by Papar Member of Parliament, Datuk Rosnah Shirlin while the closing by Saravanan.

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