Asian stars urge fans to stand united to #BreakTheChain
Kuala Lumpur: Shahr Khodro and former Islamic Republic of Iran goalkeeper Mahdi Rahmati and Philippines and Ceres Negros midfielder Manny Ott as well as Nepal women’s team forward Sabitra Bhandari are the latest trio to join forces in the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain series.
The mass awareness campaign which shines the spotlight on tackling the transmission of COVID-19 has already reached millions of viewers since its launch two weeks ago and continues to leave a positive and empowering impact in encouraging the best personal hygiene practices and guidelines initiated by the World Health Organization.
AFC President sends message of unity and solidarity to Member Associations
Kuala Lumpur: Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, has sent a message of unity and solidarity to the Presidents of the AFC’s Member Associations and thanked them for their support during the current COVID-19 crisis.
In the letter, reproduced below, the AFC President praised the way the Member Associations have come together "to tackle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on an international and domestic level – showing just how much Football Cares."
AFC’s #BreakTheChain continues to gather overwhelming support
Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Republic of Iran and Persepolis legend Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Vietnam and Hanoi FC’s phenomenon Nguyen Cong Phuong as well as Palestine international Sameh Maraabeh feature in the latest Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain video encouraging everyone to do their part in flattening the COVID-19 curve.
The public awareness campaign on the COVID-19 epidemic, which continues to receive overwhelming support from close to 100 players and officials, reiterates the call for unity in these unprecedented times and promotes the guidelines and best practices put in place by the World Health Organization (WHO).
#BreakTheChain reaches new milestone with 100 Asian icons joining the campaign
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain campaign has reached a new landmark with 100 Asian stars lending their voice towards raising awareness in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Philippines national team centurion James Younghusband fittingly joins the latest episode alongside Yan Junling of China PR and Morteza Pouraliganji of Islamic Republic of Iran, urging communities affected by COVID-19 to remain calm and patient.
AFC’s #BreakTheChain campaign continues to receive inspiring support
Kuala Lumpur: Thailand and Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo’s winger Chanathip Songkrasin, Mongolia national team defender Tsedenbal Norjmoo as well as Palestine’s centre back Abdelatif Bahdari feature in the latest Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain video.
More than 100 Asian stars as well as match officials and Member Associations have joined the #BreakTheChain public awareness campaign to spread the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines and share the inspiring message of hope and solidarity as an effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Tang, Al Maloud and Kichin join forces in latest #BreakTheChain episode
Kuala Lumpur: China PR and Jiangsu Suning star Tang Jiali, Abdelwahab Al Maloud of Bahrain as well as Kyrgyz Republic defender Valerii Kichin are the latest Asian stars to lend their voices in support of the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain campaign.
More than 100 players and officials have issued a rallying call for unity and solidarity through the #BreakTheChain series, which continues to promote the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines and raise awareness in the fight against the spread of the current COVID-19 pandemic.