AFC commends AIFF, Indian players for their contribution in the fight against COVID-19

NEW DELHI: The Asian Football The Confederation (AFC) praised the national federation and the players of India for helping in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic making financial contributions and participating in charitable initiatives.

In its latest newsletter, the AFC praised member associations, including India, who are doing a lot of social work to help distressed in this hour of global crisis.

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," AFC stated in a press release.

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The AIFF contributed Rs 25 lakh to Prime Minister CARES Fund.

... Indian players - Pritam Kotal, Pronoy Halder, Prabir Das and Arindam Bhattacharjee - have contributed a combined total of Rs 145,000 to various charities and food donations, and have organized feeding programs for the poor in the country, the AFC said. said.

Forward Jeje Lalpekhlua did his part by donating blood to the Synod Hospital in Durtlang, Mizoram, while CK Vineeth helped in his hometown of Kannur in Kerala by volunteering to join a government call-center.

AIFF President Praful Patel, who is a FIFA Council and AFC Executive Committee Member, said: ... now is the time to pay our country back in whatever manner we can. We need to stand together and help each other overcome this crisis.