32 teams to vie for Datuk Robert Tawik Cup
Published on: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
By: Johan Aziz
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Rafie (third right) speaking at a press conference which was also attended by Robert (third left), Dr Sani (second left) and other officials.
KENINGAU: Thirty two teams from throughout the state will compete in the Keningau Premier League 2022 Datuk Robert Tawik Cup which will kick-off on June 25.

The Teams are  Apin-Apin FC, Athletic FC, Asyasa FC, Aprisma FC, Borneo Sport FC, Buang Sayang FC, Bunga Raya FC, Creatix FC, CMA2 FC, Dalit FC, Deep Borneo FC, EDU FC, Gato FC, Kampung Enam FC, Kabangawong FC, Keningau Cops FC, Kalawon United FC, KBS FC,  K3D FC, MDK FC, NY7DARAS FC, Pandaras FC , Pensiangan United FC, PMG FC, Pagalungan Real FC, Sunflower FC, Sumaki FC, Sundamai FC, The Titan FC, Tambunan Royal FC, Yuspra FC and BSC.

Speaking at a press conference, Keningau Football Association (Keningau FA) President, Rafie Robert said that the teams are divided into eight groups and will compete in league format in the first round. 

He said the match will be held every Saturday and Sunday at four venues, namely Kampung Merampong, Henry Gurney School, SK Bingkor and SMK Gunsanad 2 soccer fields starting 2pm.

“A total of 48 matches will be held in the preliminary round beginning June 25 until July 10 before the second round commences,” he said.

Rafie, who is also the organising chairman, said the tournament is offeringprizes totaling RM20,000 donated by Bingkor Assemblyman, Datuk Robert Tawik.

He said the winner in this tournament will receive RM10,000 with trophies and medals while  second place will receive RM5,000 with trophies and medals and third and fourth places will receive RM3,000 and RM2,000 respectively.  

“The organisers have briefed and announced the rules of the competition to the teams and I hope the teams will strictly abide by it,” he said.

Rafie said action will be taken against teams that violate the rules.

He said that the Keningau FA will be responsible to unearth new talents from the district.

“We will also be on the lookout for talents among coaches,” he said.

The tournament which was organised by the Keningau FA in collaboration with Bingkor Community Development Leaders Unit was officiated at by Assistant Minister of Works, Datuk Robert Tawik.

Also present were Malaysia League Referee Assessor and Sabah State Referee Development Officer Dr Sani Tari, Keningau Hospital Deputy Director Dr Ukim Antikoh, and District National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) Officer, Hafidal.


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