NEW DELHI: Bengaluru FC custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is the latest Asian football icon to join the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) #BreakTheChain campaign.
The AFC’s initiative, supported by close to 100 players and officials, continues to reach new audiences and territories with more AFC Member Associations, Clubs, players and officials committing to lend their support to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gurpreet has called on everyone across the world to set an example by adhering to the health guidelines set in motion by the World Health Organization.
Gurpreet, who was the first India international player to start in a European top-flight league game and feature in the UEFA Europa League with Norwegian side Stabaek in 2016, said: “The world is facing a great challenge so we must rise up together to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“Let’s not lose focus in this fight as we all need to adhere to the strict regulations put in place by our local Governments as well as the healthcare guidelines by the World Health Organization.
“Remember to always keep your hands clean and seek medical attention if you have symptoms of COVID-19. Let’s beat this together as one family.”
The list of Asian legends are growing in numbers each day with the upcoming series set to feature Islamic Republic of Iran’s Alireza Faghani, who officiated the third place playoff match between England and Belgium in the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, Vietnamese set-piece specialist Nguyen Quang Hai and China PR’s Women’s national team striker Wang Shanshan.