MIRI: Thirty-eight teams from Bekenu, Niah and Miri are competing for the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) nine-a-side football open, which began last Sunday.
The teams are from the private sector, government departments and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs).
PBB Lambir branch deputy chairman Julani Moktar was present to launch the event at the SK Keluru Tengah, Kejapil football field.
The final is expected to be held on Dec 20.
The championship is jointly organised by the PBB Kejapil sub-branch and PBB Keluru Jaya Youth Wing.
PBB Kejapil sub-branch chairman and organising chairman Ajun Othman said the PBB chairmanship had drawn many teams interested in showcasing their skills.
He said the competition hoped to get youths involved in healthy activities.