Weekly CEO Column 8 December 2017 - PFL Finals Series Semifinals and CMS Workshop - Philippines Football League
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Weekly CEO Column 8 December 2017 – PFL Finals Series Semifinals and CMS Workshop

The Philippines Football League Finals Series gears up for the much anticipated second leg of the semifinals this Saturday, 9 December 2017. Both matches will kick off at 7.00pm.

The four teams in the Finals Series are tightly matched with only a one goal separating the teams in both ties. Both matches will be shown live on the Philippine Football Federation’s Mycujoo channel.

FC Meralco Manila vs Global Cebu FC
Kick off: 7:00 PM – Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Livestream link: https://mycujoo.tv/philippine-football-federation?id=11445

Last Saturday, 2 December 2017, Global Cebu FC made a stunning turnaround in the last three minutes of the match with goals from Wesley Dos Santos and Hikaru Minegishi to win 2-1 over the top seed FC Meralco Manila. Meralco Manila, however, holds a vital away goal from a Tahj Minniecon penalty in the first leg.

Ceres Negros FC vs Kaya FC Makati
Kick off: 7:00 PM – Pana-ad Park and Stadium, Bacolod, Negros Occidental
Livestream link: https://mycujoo.tv/philippine-football-federation?id=11446

Over in the City of Smiles, Bacolod City, Ceres Negros FC are banking on the immerse home support at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium to rally them over Kaya FC Makati. In the first leg last 3 December, Ceres needed a late goal to claim a vital goal, and the first leg. However, expect Kaya, who has been a thorn to Ceres in recent meetings to cause an upset over the hometown side.

Aside from the Finals Series, the PFL recently conducted the Competitions Management System (CMS) Workshop over two days last 4 and 5 December 2017 at the PFF House of Football in Pasig City.

Conducted by Mr. Sujit Manjuran, Consultant from the AFC, the objective of the workshop was to introduce the stakeholders on the use of the Competitions Management System for Season 2018 on wards.

The workshop was split into two parts. In the first day, PFF and PFL officials were briefed on the importance of having an integrated CMS working in conjunction with a defined player registration system.

On the second day it was the eight PFL clubs’ turn to familiarize themselves with the CMS. The clubs were given access to the prototype system and were given the task of creating their squad, and to submit their match day lineup as a system trial.

“The participants easily grasped on how to operate the CMS for creation of teams,” said Manjuran following the conclusion of the workshop.

Lazarus J. Xavier

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