Continuous COVID-19 scare pushes further PFL start to May

Ceres Negros will have to wait for another month to begin its PFL title defense. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The continuous pandemic of the novel coronavirus prompted the PFF to once again postpone the start of the new PFL season.

In a statement on Friday, the PFF said that the new season will now start on a later date instead of its initially rescheduled start on April 18.

The PFF did not divulge the new date, but the NSA stated that it will be in "a tentative date set on the later part of May."

The new postponement means the participating clubs, reigning champ Ceres Negros, Kaya Iloilo, Stallion Laguna, Mendiola, Global Makati, and newcomer Azkals Developmental Team, will have an extra month of preparation for the new season assuming the enhanced community quarantine will end as scheduled by Easter.

The PFF then called all the football fans to keep themselves free from COVID-19 during this enhanced community quarantine period.

"PFF urges everyone to observe best practices in combating the virus, cooperate with local and national authorities, and be safe and healthy during the on-going state of public health emergency in the country," the short statement concluded.

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