History Maker Ndubuisi Egbo Enters Record Books Again

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo became the first African to manage a team in the UEFA Champions League as his KF Tirana side eased into the second qualifying round of the 2020-21 season on Wednesday.

The history-making Egbo had already entered the history books when guided Tirana to the Albanian top-flight title last season, becoming the first African manager to win a European topflight.

The triumph meant Tirana entered the first round of Champions League qualification where they were paired against Dinamo Tbilisi of Georgia, presenting Egbo with another chance to make history.

All qualifying matches are being held as one-legged affairs in neutral venues due to the coronavirus but despite the match holding in Georgia, Egbo’s wards still triumphed and are now within two wins of entering the group stages.

Agustin Torassa and Ernest Muci scored in the second half to secure Tirana’s passage into the second qualifying round where they will face Serbian champions, Red Star Belgrade.