Borneo Cup


The Borneo Cup was contested by the representative teams of Brunei, Sabah (formerly British North Borneo), and Sarawak. The competition was first held in 1960 and it was played annually until 1987, although competition was suspended from 1973-76.

From July 1946 until August 1963, both British North Borneo and Sarawak had the status of British crown colonies. After a very brief period of independence, they united with Malaya and Singapore in September 1963 to form the Federation of Malaysia, although Singapore left this federation in August 1965. From 1905, Brunei held the status of a British protected state until it gained full independence in January 1984.

The Indonesian part of Borneo (Kalimantan) was not involved in the competition. Initially this was for political reasons, but in later years (particularly upon the competition's revival in 1977) attempts were made to integrate an Indonesian team. Kalimantan was invited for the 1985 and 1986 editions, although the latter was cancelled. Ultimately, no Indonesian team participated in the competition until after it was replaced with an event for clubs, post-1987.

The original Borneo Cup trophy (1960-69) was provided by the Borneo Company; they also provided a second trophy (1970-72). The competition was revived in 1977 with a new trophy provided by His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei. Initially the competition was called the "British Borneo Inter-Territorial Football Competition," while the name "Borneo Cup" was reserved for the trophy itself.

The Borneo Cup was an important fixture in the local sporting calendar, particularly in the period before Bornean teams secured regular inclusion in competitions organised by the Football Association of Malaysia. The 1970-72 editions of the Borneo Cup served as qualifying zones for the 1971-73 editions of the F.A.M. Cup, but from 1974 onwards the F.A.M. Cup ceased to be a representative inter-state tournament and was instead contested by clubs and district teams.

The revived Borneo Cup in 1977 served as a qualifying zone for the 1978 Malaysia Cup, the most prestigious competition in Malaysia. This was the peak of the Borneo Cup's importance. From 1979 onwards, all three of Brunei, Sabah, and Sarawak were finally integrated fully into the Malaysia Cup, playing home and away games against the peninsular states and Singapore. Subsequently, the importance of the Borneo Cup gradually diminished as the Borneo teams met each other within the Malaysia Cup context. Sarawak sent a youth team in 1985, and the 1986 edition was cancelled. After the last edition was held in 1987, it was replaced with an inter-club competition.

The Borneo Cup was first established in 1960 due to the efforts of Mr Archie McCorkindale, the first President of the Sarawak Amateur F.A. (founded 1958), although there had already been contact between the football authorities in Sarawak, Brunei, and British North Borneo. Officially, the North Borneo Amateur F.A. was not formed until 1961, and indeed the representative in the 1960 Borneo Cup was described as the "North Borneo Invitational Team," organized by the Jesselton F.A. and including several leading players from Labuan, Sandakan, and Tawau.

The Brunei State Amateur F.A. was formed in 1952, based at Kuala Belait; initially it did not incorporate teams from Brunei Town (which had its own Brunei Town Amateur F.A.), but it did incorporate teams from Miri, just across the border in Northern Sarawak. Brunei did not participate in the first Borneo Cup, reportedly failing to reply to invitation letters sent by the Sarawak A.F.A. From Brunei's perspective, there was an issue about affiliated status: the Brunei State A.F.A. was already affiliated to the (English) F.A. in London, and consequently it stated that it could only participate if Sarawak's association became affiliated too.

The affiliation tables were turned in 1969, when the competition was briefly in jeopardy after the F.A. of Malaysia told Sabah and Sarawak that they should not participate because Brunei was not affiliated to F.I.F.A. nor the Asian Football Confederation. Brunei applied hurriedly for this affiliation and was approved provisionally in time for the F.A. of Malaysia to grant permission for the 1969 Borneo Cup to go ahead after all.

Despite their initial reluctance to participate in 1960, Brunei had previously played representative matches (listed below) against the Kuching District A.F.A. and the Sandakan Sports Association. Bruneian teams also played annually against opponents from Labuan (North Borneo) in the Labuan Centenary Cup, and Miri (Sarawak) in the Shaw Shield. Prior to the first Borneo Cup there had been some inter-territorial matches between teams of postal and telecommunications workers (Sarawak P&T beat North Borneo P&T in the William Tan Challenge Cup in 1959 and 1960), and teams of policemen, but no fully representative inter-territorial matches had taken place.

25-Oct-1959 Sandakan (N.Borneo) 2-0 Belait District (Brunei)   [at Sandakan (town padang)]
23-Jan-1960 Brunei              3-1 Kuching (Sarawak)          [at Seria (Shell Recreation Club)]
 5-Feb-1961 Kuching (Sarawak)   3-2 Brunei                     [at Kuching (Jubilee Ground)]

The 1959 match was reported as "the first ever inter-territorial test of strength played in any
of the three territories."
The 1960 match was reported as "the first encounter between two representative elevens from the
neighbouring territories."

The first three editions of the Borneo Cup were run on a home/away basis. Matches were initially 70 minutes in duration, increasing to 80 minutes in 1963. The first competition began at Kuching in October 1960, Sarawak beating British North Borneo 7-1 in a match in which the losers scored three own goals. Despite this inauspicious start, North Borneo (renamed Sabah in September 1963) ultimately became the most successful team in the competition's history.

Brunei was absent in 1960 (as discussed above), and communication problems affected Brunei in the 1961 edition and they effectively had to forfeit the final against Sarawak. In 1962 Brunei felt unfairly treated in an away match at Jesselton, and did not participate in the next three editions. Subsequently, a centralized format was adopted and the competition was played over a weekend at a single location. Brunei came back for the 1966 edition, and made up for lost time in the first match vs Sabah by taking a 5-0 lead at half-time; however, Sabah staged one of the great comebacks in the second half to win 6-5.

From September 1963 onwards, Sabah and Sarawak were part of Malaysia and so their players were eligible to play for Malaysian national teams. The first footballer from Borneo to represent Malaysia was Wan Idrus of Sarawak, who was selected for the Malaysian youth team in the 9th Asian Youth Championship held at Bangkok in April 1967. In December 1963, Sabah's goalkeeper Khoo Eng Huat had been considered for the Malaysian youth team but was found to be over the age limit.

The first Borneo player to win a senior cap for Malaysia was James Wong of Sabah, who was first selected for the Jakarta Anniversary Tournament in June 1972. James Wong scored on his debut for Malaysia on 7-Jun-1972 in a 3-0 win vs Sri Lanka. He later scored one of the most famous goals in the history of the Malaysian national team, the winning goal against South Korea on 6-Apr-1980, which qualified Malaysia for the 1980 Olympic Games, although the team did not participate due to the mass boycott following the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. Wong's goal was scored after a cross by Hassan Sani, Sabah's other star player of that era. This match was fictionalized in the 2016 film "Ola Bola."

In October-November 1972, Tony Anak Manggie became the first player from Sarawak to be selected for the Malaysian senior national team when he participated in the South Vietnam National Day tournament. In the late 1970s James Yaakub and Morshidi Awet from Sarawak also played for Malaysia.


Overview

No.  Year  Winner     Runner-up  Third      Venue
  1  1960  Sarawak    N.Borneo   --------   H/A
  2  1961  Sarawak    Brunei     N.Borneo   H/A
  3  1962  N.Borneo   Sarawak    Brunei     H/A
  4  1963  Sabah      Sarawak    --------   Jesselton (Sabah)
  5  1964  Sarawak    Sabah      --------   Kuching (Sarawak)
  6  1965  Sarawak    Sabah      --------   Jesselton (Sabah)
  7  1966  Sarawak    Sabah      Brunei     Kuching (Sarawak)
  8  1967  Sabah      Brunei     Sarawak    Sandakan (Sabah)
  9  1968  Brunei     Sabah      Sarawak    Brunei Town (Brunei)
 10  1969  Sarawak    Sabah      Brunei     Kuching (Sarawak)
 11  1970  Sabah      Sarawak    Brunei     Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) and Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei)
 12  1971  Sabah      Sarawak    Brunei     Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei)
 13  1972  Sabah      Sarawak    Brunei     Kuching (Sarawak)
  -  1973-76  not held
 14  1977  Sabah      Sarawak    Brunei     Kuching (Sarawak)
 15  1978  Sabah      Brunei     Sarawak    Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei)
 16  1979  Sabah      Brunei     Sarawak    Kota Kinabalu (Sabah)
 17  1980  Sabah      Sarawak    Brunei     Kuching (Sarawak)
 18  1981  Brunei     Sarawak    Sabah      Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei)
 19  1982  Sabah      Sarawak    Brunei     Kota Kinabalu (Sabah)
 20  1983  Sarawak    Sabah      Brunei     Kuching (Sarawak)
 21  1984  Sabah      Brunei     Sarawak    Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei)
 22  1985  Sabah      Brunei     Sarawak    Keningau (Sabah)
  -  1986  not held                         Kuching (Sarawak)
 23  1987  Brunei     Sabah      Sarawak    Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei)


Total number of cup wins
Sabah    13  (one as British North Borneo)
Sarawak   7
Brunei    3


Overall table
 1.Sabah    48 25  9 14 121-91
 2.Sarawak  44 17  8 19  80-88
 3.Brunei   38 13  3 22  59-81


Longest unbeaten run
Sabah    14 matches   (10-Oct-1970 - 25-Dec-1981)


Greatest winning margin
29-Oct-1960 Sarawak 7-1 North Borneo
15-Dec-1972 Sabah   8-2 Brunei


Most goals in a match
 9-Sep-1966 Sabah   6-5 Brunei



Additional Details

1960

1st leg

29-Oct-1960 Sarawak      7-1 North Borneo   [at Kuching (Jubilee Ground)] [HT 4-0]
              [Adenan 8', Terence Janting 26' 55', Ali Bema 27', Yassin 28' OG, Abidin Kreah 43' OG, Voo Tsun Fah 56' OG / Hanafiah Kreah 57']

2nd leg

26-Nov-1960 North Borneo 0-1 Sarawak        [at Jesselton (Royal North Borneo Turf Club, Tanjong Aru)] [HT 0-0]
              [Awang Bakar 53']


Friendlies
30-Oct-1960 Sarawak      0-3 North Borneo   [at Kuching (Jubilee Ground)] [HT 0-2]
              [Francis Rajah, Yusof, ?]
27-Nov-1960 North Borneo 3-4 Sarawak        [at Jesselton (Royal North Borneo Turf Club, Tanjong Aru)] [HT 2-3]
              [Francis Rajah (1-1), Mat Noor (2-2) pen, Frankie Ho (3-3) / Terence Janting 2' (1-2) (2-3), James Janting (3-4)]



1961 Sarawak, as holder, received a bye to the final. Semi-final [2 legs] 6-Aug-1961 North Borneo 1-3 Brunei [at Jesselton (Royal North Borneo Turf Club, Tanjong Aru)] [HT 1-2] [Ismail 27' / Norman Vowles 3' 23', Kassim 60'] 26-Aug-1961 Brunei 2-3 North Borneo [at Brunei Town (Padang)] [HT 1-2] [Chegu Ismail 10', Kassim (2-3) / Khoo Yong Kim 25' 30', K.Vasan 40'] Final [2 legs] 24-Sep-1961 Brunei n/p Sarawak [at Brunei Town] 28-Oct-1961 Sarawak n/p Brunei [at Kuching] The first leg was cancelled at 48 hours notice by Brunei. Brunei then wrote to Sarawak saying that they were unable to travel for the second leg, although apparently the letter was not received. Ultimately, neither leg of the final was played. Sarawak retained the trophy without playing.
1962 Sarawak, as holder, received a bye to the final. Semi-final [2 legs] 13-Oct-1962 Brunei 5-2 North Borneo [at Brunei Town (Padang)] [HT 2-2] [Radin 10', Ali Talip 23' 69', Bernard Shim 39' OG, Ismail Salleh 57' / Francis Rajah 21', Liew Chee Onn 31'] [Brunei scorers also reported as Ali Talib x2, Kadir, Chegu Ismail, Kassim Suhaimi] 20-Oct-1962 North Borneo 3-1 Brunei [at Jesselton (Royal North Borneo Turf Club, Tanjong Aru)] [HT 2-1] [Wahab bin Tahir 6' ~40', Francis Rajah 27' / Zunaidi Hamdan 9'] [Abandoned at 62' due to bad light] Brunei protested the abandonment and the refereeing in general, and declared that the score (3-1) should stand. North Borneo announced unilaterally that the match would be replayed the following day. Brunei refused, and demanded a neutral ground and a neutral referee for any replay. North Borneo claimed that Brunei's refusal constituted a concession, and claimed a walkover; the Sarawak Amateur F.A. agreed. Final [2 legs] 27-Oct-1962 North Borneo 3-0 Sarawak [at Jesselton (Royal North Borneo Turf Club, Tanjong Aru)] [HT 0-0] [Wahab bin Tahir 47', Khoo Yong Kim 56', Ismail bin Ali 67'] 4-Nov-1962 Sarawak 2-2 North Borneo [at Kuching (Jubilee Ground)] [HT 0-1] [Valentine Juan ~45' 65' / Wahab bin Tahir 7', Khoo Yong Kim 40'] Friendlies 14-Oct-1962 Brunei 1-2 North Borneo [at Brunei Town (Padang)] [Kassim Suhaimi / Voo Tsun Yin, Liew Chee Onn] 21-Oct-1962 Jesselton 1-0 Brunei [at Jesselton (Royal North Borneo Turf Club, Tanjong Aru)] [HT 1-0] [Jonathan Robert 29'] 28-Oct-1962 Jesselton 2-0 Sarawak [at Jesselton (Royal North Borneo Turf Club, Tanjong Aru)] [HT 0-0] [Jonathan Robert 47', Wahab bin Tahir 55']
1963 Held at Jesselton (Royal Sabah Turf Club, Tanjong Aru). 9-Nov-1963 Sabah 3-0 Sarawak [HT 2-0] [Orlando Harumal 10' 16', Rafael (3-0)] 10-Nov-1963 Sabah 3-2 Sarawak [HT 0-2] [Orlando Harumal 55' 68', Lee Thien Ling 58' / Fadil 4', Awang Bakar 15'] 1.Sabah 2 2 0 0 6- 2 4 2.Sarawak 2 0 0 2 2- 6 0
1964 Held at Kuching (Jubilee Ground). 29-Aug-1964 Sarawak 4-2 Sabah [HT 1-1] [Yusof Abu 1' 59', Ali Bema 65', Michael Teo ~75' / Ismail Ali 35', Abidin Kreah 60' pen] 31-Aug-1964 Sarawak 5-2 Sabah [HT 4-1] [Adenan 9' 32', Terence Janting 15', Michael Teo 18' 73' / Orlando Harumal 34', Hanafiah Kreah 80'] 1.Sarawak 2 2 0 0 9- 4 4 2.Sabah 2 0 0 2 4- 9 0 Friendly 1-Sep-1964 Sarawak & Sabah combined 1-10 Royal Air Force
1965 Held at Jesselton (town padang). 7-Aug-1965 Sabah 2-1 Sarawak [HT 1-1] [Hamdal (1-1), Orlando Harumal (2-1) / Sufian Wahie (0-1)] 8-Aug-1965 Sabah 3-6 Sarawak [HT 2-6] [David Kan 3', Yunos 17', Orlando Harumal 50' / ? 8' OG, Valentine Juan 11' 16', Gabriel Unking 13', Michael Teo 27' 35'] 1.Sarawak 2 1 0 1 7- 5 2 2.Sabah 2 1 0 1 5- 7 2
1966 Held at Kuching (Jubilee Ground). 9-Sep-1966 Sabah 6-5 Brunei [HT 0-5] [Stanley Chiew 43', Hanafiah Kreah 49' (5-5) (6-5), Lawrence Sibido 65' pen, Lim Chang Koon (4-5) / Awang Suhaili Lani 7' 17' 24' 34', Frankie Ho 36'] 10-Sep-1966 Sarawak 2-1 Brunei [HT 2-0] [Yusoff Abu 13', Ong Say Bee 20' / Awang Suhaili Lani 68'] 11-Sep-1966 Sarawak 2-2 Sabah [HT 2-0] [Wan Idrus 27' 33' / Lim Chong Koon 69', Hanafiah Kreah 75'] 1.Sarawak 2 1 1 0 4- 3 3 [g.a. 1.33] 2.Sabah 2 1 1 0 8- 7 3 [g.a. 1.14] 3.Brunei 2 0 0 2 6- 8 0 Note: the trophy was awarded initially to Sabah by mistake, due to confusion over the competition regulations and an apparent misunderstanding of goal average. Sarawak contested this, and Sabah agreed to refer the decision to the FA of Malaysia for adjudication. The FAM ruled that Sarawak should retain the cup. Despite this, some newspapers continued to refer to Sabah as the 1966 winner.
1967 Held at Sandakan (town padang). 15-Sep-1967 Brunei 3-4 Sarawak [result annulled *] 16-Sep-1967 Sabah 7-3 Brunei 17-Sep-1967 Sabah 2-2 Sarawak 1.Sabah 2 1 1 0 9- 5 3 2.Brunei 2 1 0 1 3- 7 2 3.Sarawak 2 0 1 1 2- 2 1 * Brunei was awarded a walkover as a 0-0 win (2 points) after Sarawak made three substitutions; only two were permitted in the rules.
1968 Held at Brunei Town (Padang). 11-Jul-1968 Sabah 2-2 Sarawak [HT 1-1] [Ahmad Idris 17' 45' / Wan Idrus 27', Michael Teo 74'] 12-Jul-1968 Brunei 1-2 Sabah [HT 0-0] [result annulled *] [? pen / Edward Nuing, Hanafiah Kreah] 13-Jul-1968 Brunei 5-1 Sarawak [] 1.Brunei 2 2 0 0 5- 1 4 2.Sabah 2 0 1 1 2- 2 1 [g.a. 1.00] 3.Sarawak 2 0 1 1 3- 7 1 [g.a. 0.43] * Brunei was awarded a walkover as a 0-0 win (2 points) due to Sabah making a substitution without notifying the referee.
1969 Held at Kuching (Jubilee Ground). 29-Aug-1969 Sabah 3-1 Brunei [HT 2-1] [Hang Kim Fong 1', Adinta Matusin (2-1), Awangku Johari 50' / Rahim Yusop 32'] 30-Aug-1969 Sarawak 1-0 Brunei [HT 1-0] [Wan Idrus 24'] 1-Sep-1969 Sarawak 3-1 Sabah [HT 1-1] [Arthur Kwok 11', Errow Tan 50', Wan Idrus (3-1) / Edward Nuing 37'] 1.Sarawak 2 2 0 0 4- 1 4 2.Sabah 2 1 0 1 4- 4 2 3.Brunei 2 0 0 2 1- 4 0
1970 Held at Kota Kinabalu (Royal Sabah Turf Club, Tanjong Aru). 9-Oct-1970 Sarawak 2-1 Brunei [HT 0-0] [Sepawi Joli 67', Wan Idrus 70' / Anwar Abdullah 75'] 10-Oct-1970 Sabah 6-1 Brunei [HT 3-1] [James Wong 5' 10' 30' 63', Edward Nuing 75' 76' / ? 29'] 11-Oct-1970 Sabah - Sarawak [postponed due to heavy rain] Replay held at Bandar Seri Begawan (Padang). 28-Oct-1970 Sabah 2-2 Sarawak [HT 1-2] [James Wong (1-1), Edward Nuing 72' / Wan Idrus 16', Ainnie Kem 22'] 1.Sabah 2 1 1 0 8- 3 3 [g.a. 2.67] 2.Sarawak 2 1 1 0 4- 3 3 [g.a. 1.33] 3.Brunei 2 0 0 2 2- 8 0
1971 Held at Bandar Seri Begawan (Padang). 15-Oct-1971 Sabah 6-3 Sarawak [HT 5-2] [James Wong 11' 16' 77', Ahmad Alliuddin (3-2), Ahmed Idris (4-2), Tony Wong 43' / Wan Idrus 10' 63', Morshidi Awet 15'] 16-Oct-1971 Sarawak 4-2 Brunei [] 17-Oct-1971 Brunei 3-3 Sabah [HT 3-1] [Rahman Sanin 2', Yahya ~5', ? 21' / Ahmed Idris 30', James Wong 59', Tony Wong 78'] 1.Sabah 2 1 1 0 9- 6 3 2.Sarawak 2 1 0 1 7- 8 2 3.Brunei 2 0 1 1 5- 7 1
1972 Held at Kuching (Jubilee Ground). 15-Dec-1972 Sabah 8-2 Brunei [HT 2-1] [Jaya Aman 12', Tony Wong x3, James Wong x4 / Zainal Abidin x2] 16-Dec-1972 Sarawak 2-1 Brunei [HT 1-0] [Morshidi Awet 13', Wan Idrus 55' / Zainal Abidin 60'] 17-Dec-1972 Sarawak 1-3 Sabah [HT 0-1] [Razali Rashidi 60' / Tony Wong 30', James Wong 48' 80'] 1.Sabah 2 2 0 0 11- 3 4 2.Sarawak 2 1 0 1 3- 4 2 3.Brunei 2 0 0 2 3-10 0
1973-76 : not held The 1973 tournament was scheduled for 16-17 November at Kota Kinabalu. On 6 November it was reported that Sarawak would not participate. The tournament was cancelled, and was not held again until 1977.
1977 Held at Kuching (Jubilee Ground). 18-Jun-1977 Sabah 2-0 Brunei [HT 1-0] [James Wong 35' 61'] 19-Jun-1977 Sarawak 2-1 Brunei [HT 0-1] [Abang Muas 81' 87' / Awang Ahmad bin Metersad 37'] 20-Jun-1977 Sarawak 2-2 Sabah [HT 1-1] [? 10' OG, Ainnie Kem 80' pen / Azah Ezrein 44', Hassan Sani 49'] 1.Sabah 2 1 1 0 4- 2 3 2.Sarawak 2 1 1 0 4- 3 3 3.Brunei 2 0 0 2 1- 4 0
1978 Held at Bandar Seri Begawan (Padang). 1-Dec-1978 Sabah 4-1 Sarawak [HT 2-0] [Hassan Sani (1-0), Azah Ezrein (2-0), James Wong (3-1), Tony Wong (4-1) / Abang Muas (3-1)] 2-Dec-1978 Brunei 0-0 Sarawak 3-Dec-1978 Brunei 0-0 Sabah 1.Sabah 2 1 1 0 4- 1 3 2.Brunei 2 0 2 0 0- 0 2 3.Sarawak 2 0 1 1 1- 4 1
1979 Held at Kota Kinabalu (Likas Stadium). 30-Nov-1979 Brunei 0-0 Sarawak [abandoned at 70' due to heavy rain] 1-Dec-1979 Brunei 1-0 Sarawak [replay, morning] [HT 1-0] [Zulkifli Anis 25'] 1-Dec-1979 Sabah 3-2 Sarawak [afternoon] [HT 1-1] [Hassan Sani 35' pen, James Wong 57', Rashid Piut (3-1) pen / Mohammad Mantali 17', Sepawi Jol (3-2) pen] 2-Dec-1979 Sabah 2-1 Brunei [HT 2-0] [Rashid Piut 5', Awang Sabtu 30' / Roslan Suhaili 65'] 1.Sabah 2 2 0 0 5- 3 4 2.Brunei 2 1 0 1 2- 2 2 3.Sarawak 2 0 0 2 2- 4 0
1980 Held at Kuching (Jubilee Ground). 11-Dec-1980 Sabah 4-1 Brunei [HT 3-1] [James Wong 15' 19' 32' 66' / Roslan Suhaili 40'] 12-Dec-1980 Sarawak 2-1 Brunei [HT 0-1] [Mohammad Mantali 57' 78' / Roslan Suhaili 19'] 14-Dec-1980 Sarawak 1-1 Sabah [HT 1-1] [Morshidi Awet 23' / Awang Sabtu 43'] 1.Sabah 2 1 1 0 5- 2 3 2.Sarawak 2 1 1 0 3- 2 3 3.Brunei 2 0 0 2 2- 6 0
1981 Held at Bandar Seri Begawan (Public Works Department Sports Complex, Berakas). 25-Dec-1981 Sarawak 1-0 Sabah [HT 1-0] [Morshidi Ling 10'] 26-Dec-1981 Brunei 2-1 Sabah [Awangku Zamani, ? OG / Hassan Sani 49'] 27-Dec-1981 Brunei 4-1 Sarawak [HT 2-0] [Majidi Ghani 12' 90', Tajuddin Haji Othman 17', Awangku Zamani 79' / Morshidi Ling 63'] 1.Brunei 2 2 0 0 6- 2 4 2.Sarawak 2 1 0 1 2- 4 2 3.Sabah 2 0 0 2 1- 3 0
1982 Held at Kota Kinabalu (Likas Stadium). 12-Nov-1982 Brunei 1-0 Sarawak [Majidi Ghani] 13-Nov-1982 Sabah 1-2 Sarawak [Hassan Sani / Hamdan Jali, Hasnan Bakar] 14-Nov-1982 Sabah 2-0 Brunei [Hassan Sani, Longinus Pius] 1.Sabah 2 1 0 1 3- 2 2 2.Sarawak 2 1 0 1 2- 2 2 3.Brunei 2 1 0 1 1- 2 2
1983 Held at Kuching (Sarawak State Stadium). 27-Aug-1983 Sarawak 5-2 Sabah [HT 2-2] [James Yaakub 6', Longinus Pius 43' OG, Herman Bulang 51', ? 60', ? 65' / Karti Tukiman 4', Hassan Sani (1-2)] 28-Aug-1983 Sabah 1-0 Brunei [HT 1-0] [Razali Zinin 37'] [The goal-scorer was also reported as Saidun Sungit] 29-Aug-1983 Sarawak 3-1 Brunei [HT 1-1] [Wan Ibrahim 36', Akbar Bedul, James Yaakub / Zulkifli Anis 25'] 1.Sarawak 2 2 0 0 8- 3 4 2.Sabah 2 1 0 1 3- 5 2 3.Brunei 2 0 0 2 1- 4 0
1984 Held at Bandar Seri Begawan (Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium). 21-Sep-1984 Brunei 2-0 Sarawak [HT 2-0] [Zainuddin Kassim 20' 30'] 22-Sep-1984 Sabah 1-0 Sarawak [HT 0-0] [Henry Anjun 75'] 23-Sep-1984 Brunei 0-2 Sabah [HT 0-0] [Henry Anjun 80' 82'] [Brunei's Rosli Tuah was sent off after five minutes.] 1.Sabah 2 2 0 0 3- 0 6 2.Brunei 2 1 0 1 2- 2 3 3.Sarawak 2 0 0 2 0- 3 0
1985 Held at Keningau. 23-Aug-1985 Sabah 4-1 Sarawak [Karti Tukimin x2, Henry Anjun, Abdullah Adi / ?] 24-Aug-1985 Brunei 2-0 Sarawak [HT 1-0] [Zainuddin Kassim 12' pen, Jaafar Sulong 75'] 25-Aug-1985 Sabah 1-0 Brunei [HT 1-0] [Abdullah Adi 41'] 1.Sabah 2 2 0 0 5- 1 6 2.Brunei 2 1 0 1 2- 1 3 3.Sarawak 2 0 0 2 1- 6 0
1986 : not held Scheduled for December at Kuching. Kalimantan was invited to take part. However, the tournament was cancelled by the hosts for "technical reasons."
1987 Held at Bandar Seri Begawan (Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium). 13-Nov-1987 Brunei 3-2 Sabah [HT 1-1] [Nordin Tujoh 30', Zamhari Lani 47' 74' / Henry Anjun 7', Gerald Mojiliu 86'] 14-Nov-1987 Sabah 5-0 Sarawak [] 15-Nov-1987 Brunei 3-2 Sarawak [HT 3-0] [Rosli Tuah 2', Tajuddin Haji Othman 7' pen, ? 21' / Abdul Razak Ismail 57', Burhaniza Abu Bakar 67'] 1.Brunei 2 2 0 0 6- 4 6 2.Sabah 2 1 0 1 7- 3 3 3.Sarawak 2 0 0 2 2- 8 0
1988 Scheduled for 1-4 August at Kuching. Kalimantan represented by Persipon (Pontianak). Sarawak represented by the Kuching Division (which had beaten the Miri Division 1-0 in the Sarawak Cup final).
1997 Scheduled for March. Kalimantan represented by Putra Samarinda (Pusan), Persiba, Pupuk Kaltim, and Barito. The last edition prior to this was reportedly in 1991.

About this document

Sources included: "The Borneo Bulletin" (Kuala Belait), "The North Borneo News and Sabah Times" (Jesselton), "The Sabah Times" (Jesselton / Kota Kinabalu), "The Kinabalu Sabah Times" (Kota Kinabalu), "The Daily Express" (Jesselton / Kota Kinabalu), "Sarawak by the Week" (Kuching), "The Sarawak Tribune" (Kuching), "Pelita Brunei" (Bandar Seri Begawan), "The New Straits Times" (Kuala Lumpur), "The Straits Times" (Singapore), "The Malay Mail" (Kuala Lumpur), "The Straits Echo" (Penang).

Thanks to Mark Cruickshank and Frank Rankmore.

Prepared and maintained by Neil Morrison for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Neil Morrison (nfm24@cantab.net)
Last updated: 16 Jun 2021

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