CEBU, Philippines - The ERCO Bro Nationals got a sigh of relief following the sudden departure of their key players as they were able to loan four players from the Green Archers United FC led by Chieffy Caligdong to bolster their campaign in the finale of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF)-Smart Men's Club Football Championships in Manila next week.
With Caligdong in the ERCO lineup are Cebuano goal keeper Paolo Pascual, Ronnie Aguisanda, and Reynald Villareal. All four have been under the Philippine Azkals.
There is also one foreign player included in the new ERCO roster. He is Kabulo Pintoh, a player from Congo studying at Southwestern University.
"Dako kaayo among pasalamat na natugtan gyud ni sila. We are very thankful to the Green Archers as well as to the PFF and UFL for their consideration. Kumbati na gyud mi ani," said an ecstatic ERCO owner Rodney Orale.
The ERCO BRO Nationals will be leaving for Manila on Tuesday, two days ahead of the final battle set for January 22. — Caecent No-ot Magsumbol