Ndubuisi Egbo’s KF Tirana Emerge 2019/2020 Albanian League Champions [Kategoria Superiore]

Ndubuisi Egbo’s KF Tirana has emerged the 2019/2020 Albanian League champions [Kategoria Superiore] and have qualified for next season’s UEFA Champions League qualification stage.

KF Tirana were confirmed champions after second placed Kukesi lost 1-0 at Vllaznia on July 19, 2020.

The result means KF Tirana on 69 points are now seven points ahead of Kukesi (62 points) with two games left to play.

It is Tirana’s 25th league title in their history and their first since last winning it in 2009.

The 46-year-old coach could make it a double for Tirana who have already qualified for the Albanian Cup final.

Ndubuisi Egbo played as a goalkeeper during his career professional career, most notably representing Tirana, winning with them three trophies. He was also a player of Nigeria national team, playing 12 matches and representing it in two tournaments of African Cup of Nations.

Ndubuisi Egbo previously played for NITEL Vasco Enugu, NEPA Lagos and Julius Berger in the Nigeria Premier League, for Moroka Swallows in the South African Premier Soccer League, for El-Masry in the Egyptian Premier League, and for KF Tirana and Bylis Ballsh in the Albanian Superliga.

According to Ndubuisi Egbo on the feat:

“I was happy we emerged champions of the league. I wasn’t following the statistics, it was when people were talking about it that I realized the enormity of what we have achieved.

When I left the club as a player and they saw what I was doing with other teams in the course of my goalkeeping coaching career and I was invited also to come because they know that I have the mentality, character, personality and philosophy that the team need and I was given the opportunity from the goalkeeping coach to the assistant coach before they asked me to take over as the head coach.”

The 2000 and 2002 AFCON goalkeeper becomes the first ever Nigerian coach to lead a European team to a league title.

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