IPINAHAYAG nitong Lunes ng Meralco Manila ang pagdisbanned sa koponan para sa Philippine Football League.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the club will be ceasing operations immediately and will no longer participate in the second season of the Philippines Football League,” pahayag ng koponan sa kanilang facebook official page.”Circumstances beyond our control have made it difficult for FC Meralco Manila to continue. The board and management of the Sparks have tried to arrange for new investors that would keep the organization running, but those efforts have sadly fallen short,” ayon sa pahayag.
Iginiit ng koponan na nagawan nila ng paraan para maisaayos ang mga player na may nakabinbin pang kontrata sa koponan tulad nina Daniel Gadia, Ace Villanueva, Jun Badelic, Curt Dizon, at Joaco Cañas.
“The management of the team is currently in the process of searching for new teams for our players. These amazing athletes and people deserve to continue plying their trade, and we will do all in our power to find them new clubs.”
Dating Loyola Meralco, napagwagihan ng koponan ang 2013 UFL Cup title at 2015 Smart-PFF National Men’s Club Championship.
Ngunit, nalagay sa kontrobersya ang koponan nang bitiwan ang magkapatod na Younghusband na siyang haligi ng Manila. – PNA