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Albania League: Ex-Super Eagles Keeper Egbo’s KF Tirana Lose Away; Remain Top

Albania League: Ex-Super Eagles Keeper Egbo’s KF Tirana Lose Away; Remain Top

KF Tirana, coached by former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo, lost 1-0 away to Teuta Durres in the Albanian Superliga (top flight) on Monday, Completesports.com reports.

The only goal of the game was scored by Emiljano Vila in the 26th minute which sealed the win for Teuta Durres.

KF Tirana were reduced to 10 men following the sending off of Jurgen Celhaka after he was shown a straight red.

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Despite the defeat, Egbo’s team are still top in the 10-team league table on 59 points, six points ahead of second placed Kukesi, after 29 games played with seven more fixtures remaining.

The game was Tirana’s fourth since football returned in Albania after it was suspended in March due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Prior to their defeat on Monday, Tirana had won their last three games since the league resumed, with their last defeat coming in January.

Tirana will be looking to land their first league title since 2009 and have won the championship 24 times.

If Tirana win the league they will feature in next season’s Champions League qualification.

Egbo, 46, made his Super Eagles debut in 1999 had 12 caps before quitting the team in 2002.

Egbo was a member of the Eagles squad that finished second and third at the 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations respectively.

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

He was goalkeeping coach at Tirana from 2014 to 2019 before he was fully appointed head coach In 2019.

By James Agberebi 

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 6
  • I heard about this man for a while now and i am very pleased with his performance.
    at 46, he can go on to achieve great things in his coachin career.
    i wish him all the best.
    we are proud of you man.

     
    • Egbo must he highly rated in Tirana in the Albanian Premier League having won 3 trophies with them during his playing days before going back to become a goalkeeper trainer and then – when the opportunity presented itself – becoming the Head Coach.

      Well meaning fans of Nigerian football will be watching his progress with much interest.

      With focus, concentration, continuous improvement and ever improving leadership and inter personal skills, Ndubuisi Egbo can go on to do great things in his coaching career.

       
  • Chairmanfemi 4 months ago

    JUST IN GUYS!! Saw this news right on @Nigeriafootballfocus IG page

    *NFF SET TO ANNOUNCE FINIDI GEORGE, AIGBOGUN AND LADAN BOSSO AS COACH OF THE U-17, U-20, U-23 and HOME BASED EAGLES TEAM RESPECTIVELY*

    If this happens to be true in the coming days, Am done with Amaju! Aigbogun again??? To come and complete the Corrupt skills he has just learnt abi what?? And Ladan Bosso? What has he got to offer this time that makes him better for the position? Meanwhile, I thought the Assistant Coach in person of JOSEPH YOBO was supposed to be the one in charge of the U-23 and Home based Eagles so why Bosso..hahhahha..I laugh in Spanish! That means, even them don’t have confidence in his 100 Caps, punditry and Fashion skills..lol! Well, we await the official news. The only applaudable appointment to me is that of Finidi George. Others waste! When we have Seyi Olofijana and other qualified ones. Hmmm

     
    • Dr. Drey 4 months ago

      I’ve said it before and I say it again, I DARE THE NFF TO NAME YOBO AS NEXT U23 AND CHAN COACH. I DARE THEM…!

      I thought 100caps and “playing at the highest level at 3 worldcups” automatically qualifies one as a coach. If the NFF is not confident of handing any of these teams to Yobo, what then is he doing in the SE….??

      We are just one unforeseen circumstance (illness or red card) away from having a coachless national team on the pitch.

      Its beginning to seem making noise on the pages of newspapers and internet is the new way of securing employment with the NFF nowadays. Bosso, Aigbogun….? How much coaching have these 2 done (even in the NPFL) in the last 2years…???? I thought they said it was PWC that handled the screening of coaches for the National teams… Hian…! PWC should better come out and clear their names and not allow this NFF to soil their hard-earned reputation. Are these the best coaches we can boast of in Nigeria now….???? Tufiakwa….!!!

      This news had better be fake news…!

       
    • GLORY 4 months ago

      If this happens to be true, then it would have amounted to a waste of precious time watching or even commenting on Nigeria football. Aigbogun n ladan Bosso? Just how well we promote mediocrity/ corruption.

       
  • ChairmanFemi.. You better tell me the news is fake else I go straight to the glass house and break all the glass… Lol. Just kidding but if it’s actually true then we will all understand how deep corruption has eaten deep into the bone marrow of Nigeria in every sectors. In a sane environment, Aigbogun’s name is not supposed to even be mentioned not to talk of been considered. But wait oo, what’s actually Yobo’s job in the SE set up?