Perpetual Help taps ex-Azkals captain Caligdong as football coach
Perpetual Help has tapped Azkals legend Chieffy Caligdong as its new football coach in hopes of winning its first football NCAA title in more than two decades.
Caligdong, who has retired from national team four years ago, is taking over for coach Aaron Carlos Nebreja and his arrival is expected to turn things around for the school.
The Altas won the NCAA football crown in 1989 and 1996 before the drought.
“We feel that a legend like Chieffy Caligdong could help us revive our 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.
Caligdong is expected to bring in some players from his hometown and football hotbed Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo.
“He will bring in several players from Barotac Nuevo and we’re excited about the team’s future already,” said Tamayo.
Perpetual Help has made significant moves to improve its sports programs 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. Celest Flores-Colina
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