October 25, 2013
Add the PFF-Smart Club Championship to Global FC's already-stacked schedule this year.
Global will represent the Leyte Football Association, marking the first time they will represent the province in a national competition.
Although Global sees action in the UFL, the club is actually a registered member of Leyte FA headed by club owner Dan Palami.
The People's Club participated in the last two editions of the competition, winning the title in the inaugural season in 2011. Global reached the quarterfinals in the previous edition, where it lost to eventual winners Ceres FC last January.
Global are grouped in Group E for the regional group stage qualifying rounds where they are grouped with Cebu FA's Cebu Queen City United FC and Northern Samar FA's Hijos FC.
Global will face Hijos FC on Saturday in Tacloban, and will meet Cebu Queen City United FC either on October 29 or 30, to determine which team will advance to the final qualifying round.