Ndubuisi Egbo Eyes More UEFA Champions League History

KF Tirana manager Ndubuisi Egbo hopes to make yet another landmark in the Champions League and believes progress to the final qualifying round is possible.

Ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper Egbo made history by becoming the first African to win a topflight title in Europe when he guided Tirana to the Albanian league title last season.

He expanded the frontiers of history by becoming the first African to manage and win a match in the Champions League, guiding Tirana past Dinamo Tbilisi in the first qualifying round last Wednesday.

The prize for their progress is a match up against former European Cup champions Crvena Zvezda in the second round on Tuesday, 25 August in Albania.

It is a daunting prospect but Egbo is hopeful of continuing Tirana’s fairytale run in the competition.

While he is in no doubt about the enormity of the task against the seasoned Champions League campaigners, Egbo believes Tirana could benefit from home advantage with the match taking place in Albania.

“It will be a strong match against Crvena,” Egbo told a prematch conference.

“We will approach Crvena Zvezda the same way we approached this game. We have it a little better since we are playing at home. Everything is possible if we give one hundred per cent.”