Star cagers missing but team vow to be champs

23 Jul


|     James Kon     |

DESPITE the lack of a permanent coach and some of the key players missing due to the ongoing basketball tournament, the Brunei men basketball team vowed to do their best at the upcoming 18th Borneo City Basketball Invitational Tournament in Labuan on July 22-24.

The national squad were given a morale boost after Fitness Zone and Bake Culture Brunei came together to sponsor the team jerseys and allow the athletes to train at the well-equipped gym of Fitness Zone.

Wu Chun, managing director of Fitness Zone and Bake Culture, handed over of the Brunei national men basketball team jerseys to Lim Ting Guan, president of Brunei Basketball Association yesterday.

Team manager Khoo Eng Choeng lamented the problems currently faced by the team, “We are missing some key players and the temporary coach of the team due to the ongoing tournament.

“However I can see that the team possess good fighting spirit. We will do our best to win the tournament.”


The team comprise only 14 players, namely Han Ming Kwong, Khoo Chin Kai, Foo Gwen Tong, Samuel Jong, Po Yung Wee, Soon Kian Leong, Lim Liang Wei, Fang Bo Yuan, Yap Jenn Chyuan, Ching Wei Ming, Alvin See, Anton Lim poh keen, Lim Jin yee and Ahmad Termizi.

Wu Chun said, “We are really eager to support our locals especially those who are competing outside the country.

“Through this, we award them the complimentary privilege to use our well-equipped gym and at the same time, they are able to train with our certified coaches specialising in different fields.”

Meanwhile, Shelley Busque from Fitness Zone mentioned, “It is one of Wu Chun’s endeavours to promote basketball in Brunei and encourage the national team players to let them know that we truly appreciate their efforts and hard work.”

The team will take on host Labuan in the first match.

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