Lahore, 13 March: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat has extended his condolences to Japan’s Emperor Akihito the, people of Japan and the Japan Football Association (JFA)’s President Junji Ogura, Vice President Kuniya Daini and General Kohzo Tashima following the massive earthquake and tsunami.
The largest quake ever to hit Japan struck on Friday spawned a 10-metre high tidal wave that has wreaked havoc in the country’s east, sweeping away boats, cars and houses as well as triggering fires. Powerful earthquake has struck the north-east coast of Japan, triggering a massive tsunami. Officials say 350 people are dead and about 500 missing, but it is feared the final death toll will be much higher.
“On behalf of AFC, FIFA and its Member Associations, I convey my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan,” said Faisal who is also AFC Executive Committee member and Chairman Disciplinary Committee.
“AFC, PFF stands by Japan. This is a personal tragedy for me and I feel their pain. My thoughts are with the people of Japan in this very difficult hour.
Faisal, also FIFA Disciplinary Committee member: “I believe the power of Japanese football and its great support among the Japanese communities will prove to be a big factor in the recovery and morale-building process.”
All the staff members from FootballPakistan.Com (FPDC) express their sympathies and best wishes to the people of Japan in facing such an immense and devastating disaster. Japan, you will be in our thoughts and prayers!