JPV finally plays on Marikina home pitch, hosts Global; Davao opens season bid vs Kaya

first_imgView comments It will mark the first time that JPV is actually playing at MSC, whose pitch underwent repair last year to comply with league standards.“We’re excited to finally play a match on our home pitch,” said JPV coach Dan Padernal. “We want to promote football in Marikina and hopefully we can do that through good performances in the PFL.”Padernal lost some of his key cogs from last season like Takumi Uesato and Takashi Odawara, who moved to Ceres and Davao, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Davao Aguilas host Kaya Iloilo at Davao del Norte Sports Complex at 4 p.m. on Sunday, capping opening weekend for the league which will be reduced to six teams this season following the pullout of Ilocos United and Meralco Manila.Ceres-Negros and Stallion Laguna were supposed to play at Panaad Stadium on Saturday, but the league decided to move the match to June.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe six clubs will play against each other five times in the league competition to comply with the minimum number of games set by the AFC.A Cup competition will be introduced this year, which will be held in the middle of the year. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosacenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving After a cloud of uncertainty following the pullout of two clubs early this year, the second season of the Philippines Football League finally takes off on Saturday when JPV Marikina makes its home debut against Global Cebu at Marikina Sports Center.Kickoff is at 7 p.m. with JPV hoping for a positive start to its league campaign after limping to a disappointing fifth place finish last season.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Weather draws attention to capital’s twin sports bids Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more