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Meet the first-ever African coach from Nigeria to win a European title

In July 2020, Ndubuisi Egbo made history by becoming the first-ever African coach from Nigeria to lead a European club to a league title. 

The Albanian club, KF Tirana won the 2019/20 Albania season under his watch. It was the club's 25th league title.

By winning the league, the club also qualified for the UEFA Champions League after their impressive form,.

Sadly in November 2020, coach Ndubuisi was sacked by the club for failing to replicate last season’s form after back-to-back defeats including a home defeat that kicked them out of the Albanian Cup.

Since his dismissal from the club, the 47-year-old is yet to find a new club. 

Below are some facts about Ndubuisi Egbo. 

His full names are Ndubuisi Emmanuel Egbo. 

He played as a goalkeeper during his professional career. 

He was a player for Nigeria's national team. 

He played 12 matches for the Super Eagles between 1999 and 2002.

He was part of the Nigeria squad at the 2000 and 2002 African Cup of Nations.

He played for seven clubs locally and internationally (NITEL Vasco Enugu, NEPA Lagos, and Julius Berger in the Nigeria Premier League). He also 

played for Moroka Swallows in the South African League, El-Masry in the Egyptian League, and for KF Tirana and Bylis Ballsh in the Albanian Superliga).

As a player, he won Albanian Cup with KF Tirana in 2001–02, the Albanian Supercup in 2002 and 2003, and the Albanian Superliga in 2002–03 and 2003–04.

He managed Bylis and KF Tirana in the Albanian league. 

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