The Philippines Football League (PFL) will finally kick off on May 25 with seven clubs in the fold, following the Philippine Football Federation’s (PFF) decision to grant Mendiola FC and Philippine Air Force club licenses that will allow both squads to vie in the competition. PFF general secretary Ed Gastanes said Mendiola and Air Force were granted provisional licenses by the federation just like Green Archers United, which joins pioneer clubs Ceres Negros, Kaya-Iloilo, Global and Stallion Laguna this season.
The PFF had to salvage the competition after the PPL defied the federation’s directive by allowing Mendiola and Air Force to play despite the absence of a club license. The PPL only had five clubs, which was later reduced to four when Ceres decided to also withdraw from the competition. Gastanes said the PFF will use the PFL to determine which clubs to nominate for AFC competitions next year.
PFF Club Licensing Issues Decisions on Mendiola FC and Philippine Air Force FC Applications
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Club Licensing First Instance Body (FIB) has passed upon the club license application of Mendiola Football Club and the new application of Philippine Air Force FC to participate in PFF club competitions for Season 2019.
Mendiola FC’s application was initially denied by the FIB but, on appeal, was remanded by the Appeals Body to the FIB for further evaluation.
After a review of documents earlier submitted and those additionally given by the club, the First Instance Body granted a PFF License (provisional) to Mendiola FC for the 2019 season.
Philippine Air Force FC’s application was initially denied both by the FIB and the Appeals Body due to, among others, it being an unincorporated legal entity. The club submitted a new application after securing incorporation certificate from the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Upon evaluation of the club’s application and the additional documents submitted, including proof of it being a legal entity, the FIB granted the club a PFF License (provisional) for PFF club competitions in 2019.
The two applicants have been notified of the decision.
The PFF licensed clubs that may now join the Philippines Football League are: Ceres Negros FC, Kaya FC Iloilo, Stallion Laguna FC, Global Cebu FC, Green Archers United FC, Mendiola FC, and Philippine Air Force FC.
The PFL has set a meeting with the clubs this Friday, 17 May 2019, preparatory for the kick off of the league on 25 May 2019.
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Feb 22, 2019 12:58:13 GMT 8
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Feb 23, 2019 12:57:25 GMT 8
truman: keep ting on basketball, mate. accept it, we can't cope up with its popularity. Dont hate on the sport. Blame PFF for not marketing the sport well enough.Now that the Philippines is in the FIBA World Cup, it would be a loooot harder for ustogainsupport
Feb 25, 2019 0:44:10 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: If some UAAP or NCAA schools will join the new league in one form or another, it may remove the gap between U22s and seniors. The schools can devise a system akin to sports academies, education is important after all.
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BoyBacolod: Will the PFL be like the San Marino league system, where there are no so-called "home" stadiums.
Mar 2, 2019 12:39:19 GMT 8
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