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Albanian Club KF Tirana Sack Nigerian Coach Egbo

Albanian Club KF Tirana Sack Nigerian Coach Egbo

Albanian League champions KF Tirana have sacked their Nigerian coach Ndubuisi Egbo, reports.

The club made the announcement in a statement released on Thursday.
KF Tirana have failed to replicate last season’s form as they have struggled for consistency so far in this campaign.

They were eliminated at home on Wednesday in the Albanian Cup which is now back-to-back defeats.

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The defeat was their fifth in the last seven games played, winning two.
“Tirana Football Club have announced the dismissal of Nigerian coach Emmanuel Egbo.

 “After the poor performance of the team in the last matches, Egbo will no longer be at the top of the white and blues due to the poor results.

“The club thank him for the dedication and success achieved, which culminated with the return of the championship title.

“The club also wish him success in his career, the camp of champions gave special merit of success last season to the man who for years was and will be part of the white and blue family.”

Egbo became the first ever African coach to lead a European team to a league title after KF Tirana were crowned 2019/2020 Albanian League champions.

The league triumph saw the club qualify for this season’s Uefa Champions League where they were eliminated early.

By James Agberebi 

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  • JimmyBall 9 months ago

    This is sad but hopefully he will find some job in a similar role soon elsewhere… I think the main striker of the team who is of Nigeria descent has left the club…

  • you will get a better Job. Kudos boss.

  • Wow! 5 loss from 7 games? So unfortunate. See the coach we have been praising.

    • He has shown how good he can be. Probably might have sold some of the vest players to better clubs.
      Will surely get back on track.

  • Witty 9 months ago

    Nigeria possible starting lineup:

    Maduka Okoye,
    Aina, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Sanusi, Ajayi, Etebo, Aribo, Chukwueze, Osimhen, Iwobi

    Sierra Leone possible starting lineup:

    M. Kamara, Kakay, Bangura, Sesay, Wright; J. Kamara, Strasser, Bundu, Quee, Turay, K. Kamara

  • Collins id 9 months ago

    it shouldn’t be a bad news bcos nothing last for ever. if u ask them howmuch they spent to re enforce the team or which player them buy, the answer is non, and they expect magic, it’s natural that the players of last season must have lost determinations after winning the last title, to couple with the participation in the continental level. though I expected egbo to fill up the team with some young africans especially from the u20 level, from naija mali and Senegal, these players would cost less than 100k dollers and they could keep the fire burning for the club, this is what the Scandinavia league does, and it has been working very well for them, also a good business as most of those players are later sold to bigger clubs for higher figures. anyway I wish u all the best and it was a wonderful adventure bcos I have long lost ur name in my memory if not for this great achievement which is congratulatory. I wish Bendel Insurance can pay your fees. becos Bendel Insurance is desperate to win Naija nest league title and ur likes can make it happen. Eyimba could also be a nice club to work with and they are also in champions league, zebu zebu eyimba eyin! eyimba is my beloved team

    • Very well said and nicely delivered. Thanks Collins ID, I enjoyed reading this. I guess we all wish Mr Egbo all the best. Who knows, another Albanian club might just snap him up. Failing that, another East European club might just look his way. He has spent a long time in that neck of the woods. He knows the terrain like the back of his hands. His CV is rich and his attitude is great. I think he will be fine.

  • Francesco A 9 months ago

    Sad oh..He will bounce back to get better..

  • Dr. Drey 9 months ago

    Oya NFF…no time, draft him straight into the SE crew. Hand him the CHAN and U23s straight away. Let’s engage him now before he gets snaped up by another side.

  • pompei 9 months ago

    Something smells fishy here. Granted, the coaching job is one of the most insecure jobs on the planet. So firing a coach for poor results is normal. However, this one be as e get. How can you just sack the coach that put your team on the map, won the local league, and qualified you for Champions’ League, just because of a poor run of 5 losses in 7 games? It’s like a taxi driver that invested in a car that has been performing wonderfully well. Then one day, the battery stops working, and the taxi driver decides to scrap the entire car? A big waste, that’s what it is.
    So Tirana have tasted small success, and they now see themselves as the next Barcelona, abi? It makes no sense. Perhaps there is more to this than meets the eye.
    Anyway, Egbo can now collect his entitlements per his contract, and Tirana will have to spend money, time and other valuable resources securing the services of a new coach, who now has to get acquainted with the players and the club’s philosophy from scratch.

  • GLORY 9 months ago

    Nzogbu nzogbu Enyimba Enyi. Big ups to THE PEOPLE”S ELEPHANT. Nice one @ Collins ID. Egbo has done very well and cannot be blamed for whatever may have befallen Tirana. Like you rightly said, motivation to do it again by same players could easily have dwindled and many other factors. I’d loved to see Enyimba give him some quality contract to take over the mantle. Watching his team play, easily shows Egbo has got the valve to produce a really decent team.

  • Collins id 9 months ago

    Big thanks @Deo and Glory

  • De Star 9 months ago , I cannot agreed less with you , the only point you missed is , the club top striker was sold and I am equally sure some others great players of the team must have used the opportunity of getting to the limelight by wining the top league and qualification for Continental competition ( all these great achievement would have exposed the guys to an irresistible offers , while the club may not want to spend money to sustain the momentum due to COVID effect where money is not coming in from fans ) .

    @Dr Drey , your suggestion is absolutely the best because failure to get a good coach for U20 & U23 in the mode of Siasia was the major problem that affected SE in the recent past where there was no ready made players groomed and readily to  step into the big shoes of retiring players .

    But would this present NFF ever think straight and right ?