Philippine football

Global FC given 10 days to settle players’ salaries

Beatrice Go
Global FC given 10 days to settle players’ salaries
Global FC commits to settling all overdue payments to players and staff in 10 days

After Global FC players and staff raised issues on the club’s failure to compensate them the past months, the team management promised the Philippines Football League (PFL) that it will settle payments within 10 days.

In a meeting with PFL commissioner Coco Torre on Thursday, July 23, the club admitted it has been remiss of its financial obligations to its players and staff.

“The primary objective is to find workable solutions which will benefit both the players and the club, so they can move forward and participate in the league,” said Torre.

If Global FC still fails to fulfill its contractual obligations to the players after the 10-day period, it will be noted by the Philippine Football Federation’s (PFF) first instance body, which will convene to discuss the club’s participation in the PFL’s fourth season before the league kicks off.

The club’s players can also file a complaint in the PFF’s player status committee, which settles disputes between players and their clubs.

In 2018, former Azkals and Global FC player Anton del Rosario and Milan Nikolic revealed that the players were unpaid for more than 8 months.

Professional football teams have been given the green light by the country’s Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to start training, which will be centralized at the PFF national training center in Carmona. (Creating a bubble: How PH football will resume training)

All 155 players and staff have tested negative of coronavirus and are waiting for the joint administrative order from the IATF in order to proceed into the “bubble” –

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.