25 Mar Face masks, hand sanitizer donated to GMH
[March 25, 2020 – Harmon, Guam] As part of a community-wide effort to support local medical professionals mitigate effects of the COVID-19 virus in Guam, Guam Football Association Executive Committee has donated boxes of N95 masks and hand sanitizer to Guam Memorial Hospital.
“With the recent rise in patients testing positive for coronavirus and limited hospital supplies, the GFA Executive Committee has decided to donate all of its N95 face masks and 40 bottles of hand sanitizer to Guam Memorial Hospital,” said Tino San Gil, GFA President. “As our doctors fight this virus, we want to help as much as we can where we can. When the shortage of equipment was discussed, this was where we could directly help; we can always replenish our supplies later, but not lost lives.”
The boxes of N95 face masks and bottles of hand sanitizer originally were slated for use by Guam’s national teams scheduled to compete abroad in various international tournaments, San Gil said. With all football competitions within Asia halted for the months of March and April, the GFA Executive Committee decided to donate the supplies in storage to GMH Monday.
The Asian Football Confederation, in a March 9 update, officially postponed March and June fixtures of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Qualifiers of the Asian Zone Round 2 potentially to the next available FIFA international match dates in October and November. The Matao, Guam Men’s National Team, has three matches remaining: one match each against Philippines and China PR originally scheduled this month and one against Syria originally scheduled in June. GFA Executives are currently working with their counterparts at the Philippines Football Federation, Chinese Football Association, and Syrian Football Association for rescheduled dates.
The official announcement was made on AFC’s Official Web site: https://www.the-afc.com/competitions/afc-asian-cup/news/update-on-upcoming-fifa-world-cup-qualifiers
With the new government mandate extending the public health emergency another two weeks, the current suspension of the Budweiser Soccer League, Bud Light Women’s Soccer League, Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League, and the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League will follow suit. Additionally, opening weekend of the Docomo Pacific Soccer Moms League and the GFA Women’s Recreational League also will be postponed. Updates on new dates will be made in the coming weeks on GFA’s Official Web site: https://guamfa.com and also via GFA’s official social media platforms.