HISTORY. A toast for the Philippines Football League. Photo by Cedelf Tupas

HISTORY. A toast for the Philippines Football League. Photo by Cedelf Tupas

Powerhouse golf equipment Kaya-Makati and Ceres-Negros conflict on May 6 in the maiden match of the inaugural season of the Philippines Football League which was launched in a glittering ceremony on Friday evening at Shangri-La Fort in Taguig.

The first ever PFL match, kicking off at four p.m. will probably be performed at Kaya’s house, the University of Makati Stadium, and will probably be aired stay on Peoples Television, the league’s official broadcast accomplice.

Stallion Laguna hosts Meralco Manila at Binan Stadium at 7 p.m. in the second match of opening day.

All eight pioneering golf equipment are literally in motion on opening weekend with Ilocos United internet hosting Davao Aguilas on May 7 at four p.m. at Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur. JPV Marikina battles Global Cebu in the final fixture of the weekend.

There was an air of optimism on the launch with golf equipment and the Philippine Football Federation lastly realizing the dream of the formation of the nation’s first really skilled soccer league.

“We are bringing the passion and the love for the Beautiful Game to different parts of the country with the PFL,” stated Philippine Football Federation president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta.

“This is a dream come true for all of us involved in this project. We appreciate the time, effort and resources put in by the clubs to make the PFL possible. We’ve taken the next step for Philippine football.”

The PFL was shaped after near 4 years of planning and organizing with a PFF process power, with the assistance of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the International Football Federation (Fifa). 

The league has partnered with Peoples Television (PTV) for the airing of two stay matches each weekend, Gastanes stated. The stay matches will probably be aired on Saturday and Sunday from four to 6 p.m.

“This is truly an unprecedented endeavor,” stated PFF common secretary Ed Gastanes. “We are looking forward to a vibrant and exciting first season ahead for the PFL.”

The PFL would be the foundation of nomination for AFC membership competitions, notably the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup, the place Global and Ceres are at present seeing motion.

Gastanes expressed optimism of the league’s success with the assistance of stakeholders of the game and sponsors.

“We pray all stakeholders- club owners, players, coaches, match officials, fans and sports media will all help to grow and nurture the league,” Gastanes added.

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