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.”
Shaikh Salman also saluted the wider Asian football community for the way that they have cared for those in need in the cities and towns of their nations – whether it be through direct action or working with their Governments or Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO).
And there was also a further thank you to the players and officials who have supported the AFC’s “#BreaktheChain campaign which promotes the vital messages of the World Health Organization (WHO) of strict levels of hygiene, social distancing and, where Governments instruct, staying at home.”
The AFC President concluded: “During these dark times you (the Member Associations), your players and officials have been a guiding light.”