Tuesday, June 15, 2021

PFL kicks off October 28

FOLLOWING the postponement of the Philippines Football League (PFL) 2020 Season opening last Sunday, October 25, due to the inclement weather caused by Typhoon Quinta, it will finally take the PFF National Training Center pitch in Carmona, Cavite.

Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano Araneta announced the kickoff of the PFL season on Sunday evening.

"This is a big moment for everyone in the football community. We appreciate the collective effort from the PFF, the clubs, and most importantly, the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) and the city government of Santa Rosa, Laguna," Araneta added.

Another reason that prompted the league's postponement of the opening was when some of the players were tested positive for Covid-19.

Following the RT-PCR test results of players from two clubs, all players, coaches, and staff were also isolated. They also underwent antigen tests last Sunday inside the league's "bubble" at the Seda Nuvali in Santa Rosa, Laguna where they all tested negative.

Antigen tests will also be conducted every other day for the two clubs while an antigen test will also be conducted for the rest during the pre-match day.

The PFF and league officials appreciated the quick implementation of health protocols at Seda Nuvali, and are grateful for the guidance and support of GAB Chairman Abraham Kalil Mitra and Santa Rosa Mayor Arlene Arcillas.

This league is bankrolled by Qatar Airways.


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