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2 PFL clubs with positive cases to miss 1st games

Two clubs with suspected COVID-19 cases will not be playing in the start of the Philippines Football League on Wednesday.

Instead, a new date has been named for their games in the PFL, which has suffered delays not only due to confirmed COVID-19 cases inside the sports bubble but to bad weather as well.

With the 2020 PFL season about to commence at the Philippine Football Federation National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite, only four of the six teams will be allowed to compete at this time.

"Those clubs who had tested positive, they will continue testing every other day. We met with several doctors yesterday and the consensus is that antigen testing every other day until seven days, until they can play already. Most probably those clubs will miss the first match," said PFL Commissioner Coco Torre.

Heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Quinta are expected to affect the area of the match venue, which is the Philippine Football Federation National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite when the games begin Sunday.

Among those who tested positive include five players and a coach from two clubs.

This was revealed following RT-PCR tests that were held last Oct. 21, said the league in a statement.

The five players and coach have been isolated after further examinations. 

Topics: COVID-19 , Philippines Football League , COVID-19 , Coco Torre
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