Kicking off the rust: PFL training sessions resume at Carmona pitch

Three players from Kaya-Iloilo take part in passing drill during the resumption of PFL training sessions at the National Training Centre in Carmona, Cavite. (PFL photo)

Three clubs kicked off training session in the Philippines Football League on Wednesday with strict health measures observed at the PFF National Training Centre in Carmona, Cavite.

Stallion-Laguna was the first club to hit the field with Kaya-Iloilo following suit while United City was due to practice for the first time since the former Ceres-Negros was transferred to a new ownership.

Mendiola FC 1991 and the Azkals Development Team were allotted schedules for Thursday but are currently finalizing some logistical concerns.

New member Maharlika FC, on the other hand, won’t be able to train until RT/PCR tests which members of the team took part in Wednesday at the Philippine Football Federation office come back negative.

Two Stallion-Laguna players during the training session. (PFL photo)

Maharlika became the PFL’s sixth member after its club license was approved the other day by the PFF’s first instance body.

PFF and PFL officials are hoping everything goes smoothly in their bid to the start the season next month.

PFF president Nonong Araneta is aiming for the PFL to begin the season in 30 days.

Under the Joint Administrative Order of the Games and Amusements Board, Philippine Sports Commission and Department of Health, PFL clubs are required to split practices into sessions of 10 people each.

PFL commissioner Coco Torre, however, said that the Carmona venue has a regulation-sized pitch and three smaller versions which will allow every batch to train simultaneously.