The Philippines Football League (PFL) has officially started their 2020 season, but fans aren’t happy that it will only last for two weeks.
Don Palami, the National team manager, told media sources that the season is being streamlined for financial reasons. PFL staff and players are currently staying at hotels in a theoretical “bubble” at the National Training Center about 40km south of Manila.
Under normal conditions, each of the six teams would play each other four times. However, this year they will only have one shot to defeat their rivals. National team manager Palami said that the expenses are too much, and not enough money is coming in to warrant a full season. Most of the PFL games will be broadcast online until the season is scheduled to end on November 12th.
— Philippines Football League (@WeArePFL) October 28, 2020
The decision to have a shortened season was supported by both teams and sponsors alike. Other leagues, such as the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), have also started their season in a bubble. However, the PBA makes a lot more money than the PFL and can afford a longer season.
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Despite the PFL not giving fans much of a 2020 season, it is cool that they could provide us with something, and if we are lucky, we will have betting lines on the matchups soon.