A South Eastern Nigerian coach becomes first African to qualify a team for UCL playoffs

Emmanuel Egbo

Ex-Nigerian international goalkeeper Emmanuel Ndubuisi Egbo has become the first black coach to win a major trophy with an European side and also qualify for UEFA Champions League playoffs.

The 46-year-old coach won the 2019/20 Albanian Superliga title with KF Tirana after second placed Kukesi lost to KF Vllaznia yesterday.

He is also on course to win his second trophy as a coach when KF Tirana face-off with Teuta in the Albanian Cup on the 2nd of August, 2020.

Egbo, a native of Aba (a South Eastern city of Nigeria) was appointed on December last year by Tirana and the Nigerian performed miracles, winning an incredible fifteen matches from a possible sixteen in all competitions.

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His team was placed at the eighth position out of ten teams when he took over in December, after managing the goalkeeping department of the club.

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Egbo was a member of the Super Eagles squad to that won the bronze medal in 2002 Africa Cup of Nations.

He played for NITEL Vasco Enugu, NEPA, Julius Berger, El-Masry, Moroka Swallows, Tirana, El-Masry and Bylis before hanging up his boots.

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