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Global Makati slapped with 90-day suspension

Global Makati had its license suspended for three months, and it may be upgraded to a full revocation. Mike Romero (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—The Philippine Football Federation slapped a lengthy suspension to embattled PFL club Global Makati as the club has yet to pay everyone that it still owes.

"After evaluation, the FIB (First Instance Body) 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," the PFF said in a statement on Tuesday night.

The unpaid salaries, which skyrocketed to as high as PHP1.8 million for a single player, has been a lingering problem within the former UFL champion since last year.

However, the concern went full blast earlier this year when graphics designer Saya Jaruda and supposed new signing John Cofie called out the management for their own unpaid wages.

The national governing body for football also called on Global Makati “to demonstrate within 90 days that its overdue payables to employees has been fully settled, deferred by mutual agreement by the creditor, or are subject to a not obviously unfounded dispute submitted to a competent authority” if it still wants its license to be reactivated.

"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 PFF further stated.

The Games and Amusements Board actually gave Global Makati a 10-day grace period last month to explain the salary woes, but the club gave no response.

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