Unfortunately the COVID pandemic has affected Philippine football a bit. Many of the companies supporting teams in the recently launched PFL might withdraw their support because of economic difficulties resulting from the lockdown. On the positive side, Filipino-Swiss defender Michael Kempter who plays for Swiss Super League powerhouse FC Zurich finally got his clearance to play for the Philippines from FIFA after 2 long years of waiting. He used to play at various levels for the Swiss national youth teams so it took awhile before he was granted clearance to switch feds. https://sports.inquirer.net/397472/after-long-wait-to-suit-up-kempter-wants-to-be-azkals-leader/amp Also Fil Swedish defender Jesper Nyholm who was highly rated in the Swedish top tier and was poised to join the Philippine national football team before his devastating injury in 2018 is finally practicing again and will join the Swedish leagues this season with Swedish top tier team Djurgardens IF. Midfielder Gerrit Holtman who plays for Bundesliga 2 side Sport-Club Paderborn 07(recently relegated from the Bundesliga) and used to play for Bundesliga side Mainz 05 has also contacted the national team Coach Scott Cooper and expressed interest in playing for the Azkals.