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Albania: Ex-Eagles Keeper Egbo’s KF Tirana  Secure Home Win; Extend Lead At The Top

Albania: Ex-Eagles Keeper Egbo’s KF Tirana  Secure Home Win; Extend Lead At The Top

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo’s 10-man KF Tirana defeated visiting Vllaznia 3-0 on Friday and stretch their lead on the log, in the Albanian topflight, Completesports.com reports.

It was a return to winning ways for KF Tirana who lost 1-0 at Teuta Durres on Monday.

KF Tirana took the lead in the 30th minute through Agustin Torassa before Michael Ngoo doubled their lead just six minutes later after the opener.

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And in the 63rd minute Elton Cale added the third goal to put the game to bed.

However, on the stroke of half-time KF Tirana were reduced to 10 men following the sending off of Erion Hoxhallari.

KF Tirana are now on 62 points and are temporarily nine points ahead of second placed Kukesi with eight more games to go.

By James Agberebi 

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  • May God continue to bless your hard work quietly n humbly done. Well meaning nigerians are watching.

  • Waiting for omo9ja to discover this coach

  • These are people who should be getting coaching jobs for the eagles not Yobo

  • Ever since Dr Drey helpfully brought the exploits of Ndubuisi Egbo to my consciousness, it never ceases to amaze and excite me.

    Having lost their penultimate league match earlier in the week, Egbo’s Tirana consolidated their position as table toppers with a 3:0 demolition of Vllasnia to further enhance their chances of Champions League qualification.

    This was a team that was battling potential relegation when Mr. Egbo took over.

    “Tirana were in eighth position out of ten teams when I took over in December,” said the former Super Eagles goalkeeper recently.

    “We started winning, we have played 16 games – won fifteen and drew one.” He concluded.

    Now they have won 1 more game today to underscore the quite remarkable turnaround that Ndubuisi has masterminded. Nothing will make me more happier than to see a Nigerian coach in the Uefa Champions League next season – even at the very earlier stages of the competition.

    On that topic, Egbo said: “Regarding qualifying for the Champions League, we are taking our games one after the other, win one and continue with the others.

    I don’t like doing mathematical permutations, every game is like a final to our team, that’s what I told my players.” End of coach

    • Obidee 12 months ago

      U spoken well my brother but the problem of this smal East European countries is that when get the ticket for UCL now they look for their fellow white coach to replace him just like that…he will start from zero again bcos they will like see this black coach.. It happened to Oliseh in Holland and Amokachi in Finland when their respective club’s was doing well through their efforts as coaches

      • Dr. Drey 12 months ago

        Why not wait till then instead of being pre-emptive. Ndubuisi Egbo was a black coach when he coached his 1st club in Europe, he was a black coach when he was appointed as Asst manager at Tirana, He was a black coach when the main coach was sacked and he was appointed to replace him and has now taken them from the brink of relegation to winning the league. I dont think he will be sacked afterwards all because he is a Black coach.

        Sunday Oliseh was not sacked because he was a black coach….he was sacked because he lost 4 games in a row and in danger of missing promotion to the eredivise after loosing his dressing room due to physical assaults and fighting with his players and assistants, same way he fought our experienced Enyeama and Emenike (and almost Mikel) to early retirement and accused his CHAN players too of wanting to use juju on him.

        Amokachi too was not sacked in JS Hercules. He signed a 1 year contract as manager and at the end of his contract was promoted to the post of Technical Director of the team, which he still is till date (if i’m not mistaken).

        So lets continue to pray for and support Egbo with positive energy and vibes and not be preemptive. Every coach is as good as his last result.

    • Dr. Drey 12 months ago

      Thanks for the acknowledgement @ Deo.

      It is indeed good to give more attention to these hardworking ones rather than the lazy and arrogant ones who coach more on the pages of newspapers than on the field.

      The likes of Egbo, Olofinjana, Emenalo, Tosin Dosunmu, Utaka, Willy Okpara, Amunike, Thomas (the 24 yr old Nigerian coaching in poland) has broken that myth and fallacy that nobody wants to give them jobs in Europe or outside the shores of Nigeria. Even the Algeria and Senegal coaches whom we celebrate today coached previously in Qatar and France respectively before being considered good enough to be a part of their set ups of their various national federations and teams. They didnt just appear from nowhere and started demanding for the National team job simply because they were ex-internationals.

      This goes a long way to show that if you do the right things, have the right CVs, you will press buttons and doors will open for you.

  • This is what our ex-internationals should be doing instead of sitting here to couse problem for our national teams in the name of coaching.

    maximum respect coach Egbo,i have started following that league bcox of u.
    wish u and ur team good luck in ur fight to qualify for UCL and win the ligue title.

  • Omo9ja 12 months ago

    When we are talking that we have ex players to take over from Oga Rohr and Oga Agu, they will say what do you know omo9ja.

    They believe the gaffers are the best but forgetting that if to say they won the Afcon in Egypt and went all the way in Russia to the semis then, they have some points to prove to us but Bronze medals in Egypt and crashed out in group stages in Russia, they the coaches of the team and their fans should remain silent.

    Suddenly, Awoniyi has become a bad player while Akpeyi and Ighalo remains Super Eagles world best goal and world class player and Onyekuru already turned to Mr. Bench warmer of the Super Eagles. Hmm, this is quite interesting o.

    No more business as usual. I am saying all this because we don’t value our own. But as long as we patriotic Nigerians still around, we will fight for our right.

    Going to 4 years now, coach Agu completely failed in his department. Instead of him to scout for the best goalies, he was talking about Ighalo that already paid his dues.

    As time goes on, These ex players will eventually take over from Oga Rohr.

    At least, if Oga Rohr wins the next Afcon, his name won’t be forgotten in the history of Nigerian football. But in reality, he and his fans have no place to hide this time around.

    No excuses bla bla bla and bla bla bla as usual and always doing their blabbing in a different format lol. We have players. So therefore, Congratulations to coach Egbo. You have done really well. Less than a year, you have achieved a lot. If some of my colleagues on here refuse to appreciate and celebrate our ex players, I, omo9ja and other patriotic Nigerians will never turned their back to our ex players. They deserve an accolade.

    I wish coach Egbo, Oga Rohr, patriotic Nigerians and Oga Rohr fans the best because together we stand, divided we fall. One love, one Nigeria. Wa……Zo…..Bia…… Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Dr. Drey 12 months ago

      “….Some of my colleagues on here refuse to appreciate and celebrate our ex players…”

      Oga keep quiet, we appreciate our ex-players……the ones who are hardworking, focused and doing great things on their own and not begging NFF for jobs on pages of newspapers or attending comedy/fashions shows when their mates are using their own resources to develop themselves.

      You want to start acting as if you own Ndubuisi Egbo now, just the way you always claim to own/discover every good player that plays for the SE, even when we all have read about them ages before. You have always clamoured for jobbers like Yobo, Oparaku, Ekuweme, Akwuegbu and Taribo West to be employed as coaches while ignoring the likes of Egbo, Olofinjana, Emenalo and others who are trained, certified, licensed and have years of experience coaching in the same Europe where the lazy ones will claim NOBODY WANTS TO GIVE THEM JOBS.

      Coaching is not by being ex-international (Or is the same Alloy Agu whom you claimed has failed not among the much clamored-for 1994 set..???), neither is it done on the pages of newspapers. Anybody who wants to coach any of our national teams should go and get a job and coach and lets see how they are performing. The Senior national team is not a place for them to learn work.

      Anyone who thinks he can just sit down idle in his palour and demand for jobs and expect us to support him SIMPLY BECAUSE HE IS AN EX-INTERNATIONAL should go and think twice.

    • Omo9ja, I have been expecting this crab from you, you never disappoint. It’s no longer combination of Yobo/Finidi/Rufai/Amunike again, as u always clamor for, it’s now Egbo that will take over. I wonder how your wife manages you at home, that woman deserves an award. For ur info, you read Drey post where he acknowledged hardworking ex internationals who are holding their own in Europe. We are just against some lazy bunch who believes they are entitled to SE job simply because they are 100 capped ex international. Your work will speak for you, not by clamoring or agitating. Happy weekend folks