Originally published by SPIN.PH
THE Philippines Football League is looking to start its 2021 season on August 21 pending approval from the Inter-Agency Task Force and the Games and Amusements Board.
The PFL met with representatives of the six clubs on Tuesday to discuss the safety protocols that will be implemented under its plan to stage a closed-circuit setup or home-venue-home protocol.
The Philippine Football Federation National Training Center is once again being eyed as the venue for the matches. Last year, it hosted the bubble competition won by United City FC.
The football venue in Carmona underwent improvements in preparation for the 2021 season, according to the league.
The Binan Football Stadium, the site of the women’s football tournament of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, is also being considered.
The PFL also looks to increase the number of clubs in 2021, with three already applying for PFF Club License.
The PFF Club Licensing’s First Instance Body (FIB) will meet to assess the applicants The PFL also met with Qatar Airways representatives for the marketing and media plans for 2021.
Philippine club football is coming off an AFC Champions League campaign in which United City and Kaya FC-Iloilo made its debut comtinental club competition.
UCFC beat Beijing FC to record the first win by any Philippine club in AFC Champions League history.