Draw ceremony for AFF Suzuki Cup postponed


The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) recently decided that an official draw ceremony to be held this month for the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup will be postponed amidst the Covid-19 pandemic surge.
The new schedule for the ceremony will be announced soon, AFF football authorities said.
“The Official Draw was originally planned to take place in Singapore, before Singapore reverted to stricter measures under Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). With several of the country’s key events being postponed as a result of the enhanced restrictions, AFF, as a responsible event organiser, has decided to reschedule the AFF Suzuki Cup Draw as well,” ASEAN football officials added.
AFF President, Major General Khiev Sameth said, “Singapore has done an excellent job in managing the ongoing pandemic. We understand that the restrictions are in place to keep the Singapore community safe and this is of utmost importance. In line with this, we have made the considered decision to delay the Official Draw.”
Malcolm Thorpe, Managing Director, South East Asia at SPORTFIVE, said, “We understand and support AFF’s decision to postpone the Draw. For AFF and for us, the health and safety of everyone connected with the event will always be the top priority.”
“The AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 has been scheduled to take place between 5th December 2021—1st January 2022. Further details of the event will be shared in due course,” officials added.—GNLM

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