NCAA: Perpetual taps Azkals legend Caligdong as new coach

ABS-CBN Sports on May 22, 2018 02:48 PM
NCAA: Perpetual taps Azkals legend Caligdong as new coach
Chieffy Caligdong's arrival is expected to turn things around for the Altas. (FILE PHOTO)

University of Perpetual Help has tapped Azkals legend Emelio “Chieffy” Caligdong as its new football coach with an eye of winning its first football NCAA title in more than two decades.

Caligdong, who has retired from national team duties four years ago, has taken over the reins from Aaron Carlos Nebreja with hopes of turning the Altas’ football misfortunes.

The Las Pinas-based booters actually won two NCAA football titles in 1989 and 1996 but have never won another one for the next 22 years.

His arrival is expected to turn things around for the Altas.

“We feel that a legend like Chieffy Caligdong could help us revive out football program and possibly win us an NCAA championship if not this year, but in the near future,” said Perpetual Help team owner Dr. Antonio Tamayo.

Tamayo is expected to bring in some players from his hometown Barotac Nuevo in Iloilo, which was considered the epi-center of the country’s football universe.

“He will bring in several players from Barotac Nuevo and we’re excited of the team’s future already,” said Tamayo.

Perpetual Help has been making significant recruitments to improve its sports programs overall after it tapped former champion San Beda coach Frankie Lim to take over basketball and titled mentor Macky Carino from St. Benilde to handle volleyball.

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