PFF defers PFL's training sessions due to return to MECQ
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 03, 2020 05:41 PM
The Philippine Football Federation, the Philippines' governing body for football, has deferred the Philippines Football League clubs' return to training.
This, following the government's orders to place NCR back to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine from August 4 to August 18, following the spike in COVID-19 positive cases in the country.
"The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has deferred the start of the Philippines Football League clubs’ training sessions at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite to the third week of August 2020 following the government’s decision to impose a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in the National Capital Region and the provinces of Cavite and Laguna, from 04-18 August 2020 brought on by the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in Mega Manila," the PFF said in an official statement.
Resumption of practices for team sports like basketball and football were set to resume after the IATF had given GAB the go-signal in late-July.
With the COVID-19 situation in the country getting worse however, the clubs will have to wait a bit longer.
"PFF exhorts everyone to observe best practices in combating COVID-19, cooperate with local and national authorities, and be safe and healthy during the on-going state of public health emergency in the country," the PFF continued.