PFF asks GAB endorsement for potential football return

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) kickstarted the potential return of local football as it drafted a set of protocols for the possible resumption of the Philippine Football League (PFL).

According to the PFF, it sent the protocols to the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) for evaluation and endorsement to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). 

The IATF released a list of sports and fitness activities that will be allowed under the modified general community quarantine but football was not included. 

"PFF undertakes to work closely with the various government agencies for the gradual return of football by starting with resumption of the professional league under strict health and safety protocols," the federation said. 

The PFL was set to open its season in March but the league has been on a hiatus due to the coronavirus crisis. 

Germany's Bundesliga has already returned to the pitch while Spain's La Liga will resume its season on June 11. –

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.