Asian stars pay tribute to frontliners in the latest #BreakTheChain episode
Kuala Lumpur: Urawa Red Diamonds centre back Tomoaki Makino joins Thailand’s Suphawut Thueanklang as well as Lebanon and Safa SC’s Mohamed Zein Tahan in the latest Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain public awareness campaign to encourage fans to follow the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines.
More than 130 Asian players and officials from 40 Member Associations have offered their support behind the #BreakTheChain series which continues to urge everyone to play their role in the fight against COVID-19 by sharing inspiring messages across the Continent.
AFC President hails Asia’s ‘guiding lights’ as more than 100 stars pledge to #BreakTheChain
Kuala Lumpur: Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, today thanked the 100 players, officials and match officials who have contributed to promote the World Health Organization’s (WHO) messaging during the current COVID-19 crisis.
The AFC President described the Member Associations, the players, officials and match officials, who have led the AFC’s #BreakTheChain campaign, as ‘guiding lights during these dark and challenging times.’
The 100th person to join the much-heralded campaign was Ali Mabkhout from the United Arab Emirates and the AFC has reached that number in just over 10 days – the first 50 signing up in just 48 hours to promote the messages of the highest standards of hygiene, social distancing and, where Governments have stipulated, staying at home.
Korea Republic legend Park rallies communities to #BreakTheChain together
Kuala Lumpur: The most successful Asian footballer in history, Park Ji-sung has urged football fans from around the world to join the #BreakTheChain team to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The former Korea Republic captain and Manchester United midfielder who won 19 major trophies in his career - is the latest icon to lend his voice in the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) public awareness campaign which continues to engage with millions of fans to convey educational and inspiring messages.
Kassem, Zhu and Soeuy join the latest #BreakTheChain campaign
Kuala Lumpur: Lebanon and Nejmeh SC defender Kassem El Zein, Shanghai Shenhua’s Zhu Chenjie as well as Cambodia and Syay Rieng FC’s Soeuy Visal feature in the latest Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain campaign which continues to receive overwhelming support across Asia.
The AFC’s public awareness series has brought together more than 120 Asian icons and officials to share messages of hope and unity while encouraging communities to follow the best personal hygiene practices and guidelines initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) to stop the spread of COVID-19.
AFC elite match officials join forces in latest AFC’s #BreakTheChain series
Kuala Lumpur: Asia’s finest match officials have joined the chorus of the Continent’s icons and stars in the latest Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain series which continues to encourage communities to play an active role in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FIFA and AFC Elite referees Christopher Beath from Australia, Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita, Jordan’s Adham Makhadmeh and Mohammed Abdulla from the United Arab Emirates – all of whom have graced the biggest stages in world football – are the latest to feature in the mass awareness campaign urging fans to follow the best practices outlined by the World Health Organization.
#BreakTheChain campaign continues to raise public awareness
Kuala Lumpur: Jordan and Al-Jazeera right back Feras Zeyad Shilbaya, Singapore’s national team centurion Baihakki Khaizan and Laos midfielder Phoutdavy Phommasane are the latest stars to feature in the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain series.
The trio are among 130 Asian icons and officials from 40 Member Associations who have joined forces to raise awareness on health and personal hygiene guidelines put in place by the World Health Organization (WHO) to stop the transmission of COVID-19.
FFA, Black Dog Institute join forces to provide support to football community
Sydney: Football Federation Australia (FFA) announced on Friday it is partnering with Black Dog Institute to provide mental health education and support to the grassroots football community and FFA’s employees, national team players, directors and staff.
The announcement comes after the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, revealed there have been more than one million telehealth calls relating to mental health since mid-March, as families and individuals across the country suffer stress from isolation.
The new initiative will see FFA share Black Dog’s extensive range of mental health resources across its digital properties and large football network, as the Australian football family continues to assist the slowdown of the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social isolation and social distancing.
The Black Dog Institute is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, and the promotion of wellbeing. It produces online resources, tools and apps which aim to reduce the incidence of mental illness and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.