AFC President hails LOC’s efforts as volunteer drive draws near


AFC Asian Cup 2019 UAE

Kuala Lumpur: With 150 days to the biggest AFC Asian Cup in history, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has praised the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for its commitment to hosting a truly world-class spectacle as Asia’s best teams return to the United Arab Emirates for the second time in the tournament’s history from January 5 to February 1, 2019. The AFC President said: “The Local Organising Committee has been working diligently to stage the best-ever AFC Asian Cup edition – one that reinforces the AFC’s Vision and Mission to deliver top-level competitions for our players, teams and passionate fans.

“On behalf of the Asian football family, I want to thank the LOC for sharing our aspirations of “Bringing Asia Together” and for the level of professionalism and dedication demonstrated throughout the planning and final preparation stages.”

To celebrate the 150-day countdown, the LOC has confirmed that registration for the much-anticipated volunteer programme will go live on August 31, 2018 where as many as 5,000 passionate football fans across Asia will have the chance to not only watch sporting history, but be a part of the biggest football event on the Continent.

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