Former Nigeria Super Eagles goalkeeper Emmanuel Ndubuisi Egbo led FK Tirana to the Albania topflight league title yesterday (Sunday July 19, 2020).
Emmanuel Ndubuisi Egbo is the first Black and first African coach to qualify a team to the UEFA Champions League.
The 46-year old manager who is in his second stint at the club achieved the feat after second place Kukesi lost 1-0 to 8th placed Vllaznia on Sunday.
The former Julius Berger and Moroka Swallows goalkeeper becomes the first Nigerian to win a silverware with a topflight European Club and he has also qualified the club to the UEFA Champions League.
This is FK Tirana’s first (1st) league title since 2009 and their (twenty-fifth) 25th in total.
Emmanuel Ndubuisi Egbo who was the 2000 and 2002 AFCON goalkeeper has a chance to make more history as Tirona are in the final of the Albania Cup.
A win over KS Teuta Durres in the final billed for August 1 will be their first double since the 1998/1999 season when they beat KS Vllaznia 3-0 on penalties after the regulation time ended 0-0.
Reporter: Baatee Barinaa-iyalo