The Philippine Football Federation is strictly tracking the latest development about the approaching typhoon.
The country’s football governing body and the AFF are strictly monitoring the approach of Typhoon ‘Ruby’ ahead of the opening leg of the Suzuki Cup semifinal between the Philippine Azkals and Thailand on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
According to weather forecasts, the typhoon with an international name ‘Hagupit’ will make its landfall in the country within the weekend.
“We’ll cross the bridge when we get there kasi we don’t want to speculate on the weather but we are tracking the typhoon,” Philippine Football Federation general-secretary Atty. Ed Gastanes said in an interview with ABS-CBN Sports.
Gastanes added that it will be a collective decision between PFF, AFF and the local organizing commitee if ever suspension is needed in case of inclement weather.
“We will always look for the welfare of the fans and the players so we are closely monitoring the incoming typhoon and yung mga advisory ng PAG-ASA,” he said.
“The fans can be assured that all these matters are being considered seriously,” he added.
The PFF official advice football fans to bring raincoats in case of a rainy weather on match day.