Hao, Suchawadee and Chand feature in latest #BreakTheChain series
Kuala Lumpur: China PR and Shandong Luneng ace Hao Junmin, Thailand women’s team forward Suchawadee Nildhamrong as well as Nepal and Persija Jakarta’s Rohit Chand are the latest star-studded cast to feature in the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) widely-acclaimed #BreakTheChain campaign.
In an unprecedented pledge of support, the public education campaign which has gathered more than 100 Asian stars and officials, continues to amplify the latest health and safety guidelines from the World Health Organization, while connecting with millions of fans to share the message of unity and hope in the battle against the current COVID-19 epidemic.
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.
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 hails medical heroes in special #BreakTheChain episode
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today pays special tribute to the AFC doctors and medical practitioners who continue to risk their lives to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in this latest #BreakTheChain series.
More than 100 Asian icons have joined the public awareness campaign and today, the spotlight shifts to the true heroes - battling bravely and selflessly in the front lines to ensure that their communities and loved ones remain protected and safe.
Communities in Asia continue to benefit from AFC MAs' social responsibility initiatives
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC)’s Member Associations as well as the football leagues in Asia continue to do their part through various initiatives to help communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF), the Guam Football Association (GFA), the J.LEAGUE and the Wuhan Football Association have helped by giving donations, promoting public awareness messages and opening training centres to house medical teams.
Cahill: Sport can play a vital role in repairing hearts and minds
Sydney - By Tim Cahill, Qatar 2022 SC Global Ambassador
: The world is in a very uncertain place right now. We don’t know how much longer the current situation is going to last, whether it will get worse before it gets better, or what things will look like when it’s over. I want to start by acknowledging that people are all hurting in different ways, and some more than others. There are physical, mental and economic impacts being felt all over the world.
Sport has been front and centre in my life since I was old enough to kick a ball with my brothers and sister in the backyard, but something like this really puts things into perspective. It’s just not that important right now. People are unwell, scared and stressed, and many have lost loved ones. Kicking a ball doesn’t really register next to the life-changing circumstances that so many are experiencing.
But although now is the time for sport to take a back seat, I want to try and think forward to when this is over. Whether that’s six weeks, six months, or longer, I think that sport is going to be one of the most important tools we have to help people feel normal again. I don’t think that it will just be professional sport, although it will definitely have a role. I believe grassroots sport is going to be equally important in reuniting communities once the threat of coronavirus has passed.
Lee, Al Humaidan and Karimi inspire solidarity in latest #BreakTheChain episode
Kuala Lumpur: Korea Republic and Ulsan Hyundai’s winger Lee Chung-yong, Bahrain and Al-Oadsiah’s Mahdi Al Humaidan as well as Islamic Republic of Iran’s Fereshteh Karimi are the latest Asian stars in the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain video, which successfully spreads the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO).
More than 100 Asian icons, including players and officials, have lent their support and continue to share the positive message of unity through the #BreakTheChain campaign to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.