Former Eagles goalkeeper Egbo set to become first Nigerian coach to win title in Europe

Former Eagles goalkeeper Egbo set to become first Nigerian coach to win title in Europe

By Toju Sote

Barring any last minute meltdown, KF Tirana are two wins away from winning the Albanian national league title and make their coach Ndubuisi Egbo the first Nigerian manager to win a league title in Europe.

Egbo, 46 played for the Eagles between 1999 and 2002, during which time he manned goal for Tirana winning three trophies with the club. He was the back-up goalkeeper at the 2000 and 2002 AFCONs where Nigeria won silver and bronze respectively.

Following his retirement in 2011, Egbo went into coaching and become the goalkeeper coach of another Albanian club Bylls before returning to Tirana in 2014 in the same capacity.

In 2019, Egbo was promoted to become Tirana’s head coach and is now on course to lead them to a league title.

Apart from being the most successful Albanian team in domestic competitions, Tirana have also put in the best performance in Europe, reaching the round of 16 in European competitions four times.

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