The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Club Licensing First Instance Body (FIB) convened recently to assess the status of Global FC and the extraordinary application of Maharlika FC to participate in the Philippines Football League brought to you by Qatar Airways Season 2020.
After evaluation, the FIB has issued a 90-day suspension of Global FC’s PFF license due to the club’s failure to settle its overdue payables to its employees (players, officials and staff). Global FC was also directed “to demonstrate within 90 days that its overdue payables to employees has been (i) fully settled, (ii) deferred by mutual agreement by the creditor or (iii) are subject to a not obviously unfounded dispute submitted to a competent authority.” Failure of the club to do so will lead to the revocation of Global FC’s PFF license for PFL Season 2020 and ineligibility to compete in the league or apply for a renewal of club license.
The same body also approved a provisional PFF license to Maharlika FC, a new club eager to compete in the League. The team will undergo RT-PCR/Swab Test on 02 September 2020 at the PFF House of Football grounds in Pasig City in preparation for their training sessions at the PFF National Training Centre in Carmona, Cavite.
With the foregoing decisions, there will be five (5) licensed clubs that will compete in the fourth season of the PFL: Kaya FC-Iloilo, Maharlika FC, Mendiola FC 1991, Stallion Laguna FC, and United City FC whose application for change of club name from Ceres Negros FC was granted by PFF, along with invited team Azkals Development Team (ADT).