Taipei: Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, on the weekend of the 11th and 12th of April, football returned to East Asia with the 2020 season kick off of the Chinese Taipei Premier League. We spoke to two young stars from the men's and women's teams of top-flight side Hang Yuan FC to get their views on playing in one of only a few active domestic football championships in the world.
Highly rated 20-year-old midfield prospect Wu Yen-shu, who idolises Ronaldinho and Son Heung-min, and Hang Yuan FC Women's captain Chen Ying-hui, 21 and a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and Chinese Taipei veteran Lai Li-chin, revealed their experiences, hopes and goals for this season in an exclusive interview with the-AFC.com.
The 2020 season kicked off recently at a time when most leagues in the world are currently suspended, how is the experience of playing in one of the only leagues currently active?
Chen: I am delighted that the league can still be carried on without being affected by the pandemic, even though there’s additional rules and regulations to be followed to ensure we can play in a safe environment. But that is necessary so the league can kick off as scheduled......
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