Eight corporate football clubs across the country got an approval from the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) to participate in the Philippine Football League (PFL) which kicks off on April 29.
These football clubs are Ceres Negross, Davao Agulas, Global Cebu, ILocos United, JPV Marikina, Kaya Football, Stallion Laguna and Loyola MeralcoSparks.
The Club Licensing Regulations of PFF has issued the license for these clubs to play in the country’s premiere professional football competition.
PFF President Mario Araneta said in a press statement, “The success of the national league is very important for further growth of Philippine football. I thank all the stakeholders, including the upcoming sponsors,private club investors,sponsos, stadia owners,players and football fans in keeping faith with us in the PFF to have this professional football league.”
According to PFF, Red Card Global was instrumental in paving the way for the commercialization of the PFL and its financial model. This marketing sports agency based in Singapore has a six-year exclusive commercial agent rights of PFL.
The PFL is set to sign television rights with state-owned People’s Television Network -PTV 4 for the “Free-to-Air” of the event. (PNA)
PRIMO P. AGATEP