• Bad weather cancels UFL, Ang Liga games


    The games of the United Football League and the 14th season of Ang Liga have been cancelled due to the bad weather, according to match officials.

    In a statement released by UFL General Coordinator Richard Gannaban that was promulgated through the league’s social media sites, games on Sunday were cancelled as a precautionary measure in line with the day’s weather forecast.

    “Please be informed that all matches today, Sunday, 14 August have been postponed to a later date due to inclement weather and forecast of heavy rains and thunderstorms in the afternoon,” he said.

    The matches that were scheduled on Saturday were also rescheduled to a later date as a result of the torrential rain that flooded the area of the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila.

    Azkal-laden Global FC still leads the standings of the 2016 season of the UFL with 11 wins and a draw for a total of 34 points in their initial 12 games.

    On the other hand, defending champions Ceres La Salle FC and former second division club JP Voltes FC are tied with 28 points each at the second spot.

    Meanwhile, Ang Liga Match Commissioner Ariel Serrantes told The Manila Times that games in the premier collegiate pre-season tournament were also postponed as the natural pitch of the San Beda College Football Field, one of the competition’s venues, has been unplayable since last week due to flooding.

    The seven games that were supposed to be played throughout the weekend will be scheduled after the final games of the elimination round, declared Serrantes.

    University Athletic Association of the Philippines titleholder University of the Philippines holds the No. 1 seed in the first division while San Beda-Team B is on top of the standings in division two.


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