Multi-titled coach says he will coach Cebu’s representatives in CWBL tilt
As far as he’s concerned, multi-titled head coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba remains the head coach of the team that will represent Cebu in the upcoming commercial basketball tournament, the Countrywide Basketball League (CWBL).
Alcoseba, who has established himself as one of the best coaches in the commercial scene after leading the defunct M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Niños to numerous championships in various high-profile tournaments, confirmed he and his staff are set to stage tryouts as soon as the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) concludes next month.
He is hoping to find players that will comprise the team he is heading in partnership with yet another sports patron, Joe Soberano of the Cebu Landmasters. The team will be known as the M. Lhuillier-Cebu Landmasters Cebu Province team.
Cebu Daily News had previously reported the partnership as early as July of this year with the CWBL focusing on highlighting basketball at the regional level.
“The aim of this tournament is to really give players from different provinces the chance to showcase their talents on the national scale,” said CWBL commissioner Joe Lipa. “We have a lot of players in Cebu who have finished their college years but have no league to play in.”
Lipa added that the CWBL already has seven teams lined up for its inaugural season but he is still looking at adding one more to complete the roster of squads.
“We still have two candidates to choose from,” Lipa said.
Alcoseba said he had a lengthy talk with Soberano yesterday morning about the team that they intend to form – one that will include players from the Cesafi who have already exhausted their playing years.
“We’re waiting for the PCCL to end. We have to get the commitment of players who no longer have playing years left sa Cesafi. We’re looking to get players from different schools like University of San Carlos and Southwestern University.
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