to the philippine football community and our nation – salamat!Posted: July 30, 2011
The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 2014 World CupTM Brazil Preliminary Competition Asian Zone would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Philippine Football Community and the Filipino nation for all the support during our campaign to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. We may have fallen short this time but this is only the beginning.
To our Men’s National Team, the Philippine Azkals – you made us proud with the fight that made the Filipino nation take notice. Your opponents from Kuwait acknowledged as much when they said they didn’t expect the matches to be that hard. Hold your heads high as you have nothing to be ashamed of. Salamat!
To Dan Palami and the Men’s National Team Management – your sacrifices are starting to pay off. We always knew that this was going to be a tough road but that did not stop you from believing. The PFF will continue to provide all the necessary support as we move forward. Salamat!
To the LOC team – you have showed our country that we have what it takes to run an international event in a professional manner. We are sure that many of the skeptics have been converted. There will always be critics but you showed that you could rise to the occasion and let your work speak for you. Salamat!
To the PFF Board and leadership – thank you for the trust and confidence. We worked hard to make sure that the support that you have was not misplaced. Salamat!
To our sponsors – we would never have been able to move Philippine Football forward without your trust and confidence. We reiterate our promise of remaining responsible stewards of the financial support that you have entrusted us with. We sincerely hope that your investment in the game has and will continue to reap rewards for you as we strive towards a true partnership of mutual benefit. Salamat!
To the media – thank you for allowing Philippine Football access to your precious air time and print space. We will remain as accessible as we have tried to be to enable you to provide your patrons with the information that they seek of the game. We will continue to be open to criticism and suggestions as relayed to you by your readers. This way, you can truly be a medium for communication. Salamat!
To the fans – thank you for continuing to BELIEVE! We remain conscious of our obligation to repay your undying support with the hard work that will enable Philippine Football to reach even greater heights. We thank you for your patience. We remain open to your suggestions, criticism and feedback. We hope you continue to remain steadfast in your support as we look forward to more challenges going forward. As with you – WE BELIEVE!
There are many more that need to be thanked and we beg the indulgence of those who may not have been mentioned here but you know who you are and we thank you.
The challenge now is to strengthen the foundation that has been built. The PFF remains cognizant of the fact that a lot of the attention right now may go away if we do not remain true to the goal of advancing Philippine Football. A lot of work needs to be done and will be done. In the end, we will be judged by the progress that we make and the results that will come out. There will be no excuse that can subvert these objective measures.
It will be hard but it will be worth doing because of our love for the beautiful game.
SALAMAT at MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!
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