THE Philippines Football League (PFL) is eyeing an Oct. 27 kickoff at the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite, depending on club participation and quarantine restrictions.
The PFL said the kickoff will push through if the quarantine status of Carmona is lowered to GCQ by October 16 and at least six clubs participate.
“PFF is committed to have the PFL 2021 season this year when conditions permit. We understand how also important the league is for the clubs, sponsors, and football fans,” said PFF general secretary Edwin Gastanes.
The PFF and the PFL, led by commissioner Coco Torre, met with clubs in a series of one-on-one meetings last Friday, before the Oct. 27 season-opener was determined.
The PFL said the season remains feasible with an Oct. 27 start date, with the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 to be held from Dec. 1 to January 1.
“The PFL season 2021 kickoff remains a primary objective,” said Torre. “The staging of the season will help preserve the livelihood of the players, staff, officials and determine the League Standings based on sporting merit.”
Livestream details will be announced, with the PFL also making arrangements with a TV network for the airing of the matches.
United City FC won last year’s competition played in a bubble set-up in Carmona. It earned the club a spot in the AFC Champions League along with Kaya FC-Iloilo, which finished second during the 2020 season.
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