Red Star Belgrade End Ndubisi Egbo’s KF Tirana UEFA Champions League Journey
The Champions League fairytale of former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo who is the first African Coach to take club in the European continental league, has been ended Red Star Belgrade, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Egbo led KF Tirana the league title in Albania and also won one UEFA Champions League preliminary qualifiers until Tuesday.
Ndubuisi Egbo’s quest to become the first African manager to manage a game in the UEFA Champions League group stage suffered a big blow as his team, KF Tirana was knocked out of the competition on Tuesday.
Ndubuisi Egbo’s KF Tirana bowed out of this season’s UEFA Champions League, after they lost 1-0 to Serbia’s Red Star Belgrade, in the second round qualifiers.
FK Tirana had a great game, but they were not clinical enough against the much more experienced Star Belgrade who bounced back from their slow start to win the tie.
Red Star’s Tomane scored the only goal of the game in the 62nd minute which ended FK Tirana incredible journey in the competition.
It would be recalled that Egbo oversaw KF Tirana victory over Georgia’s Dinamo Tbilisi 2-0 in the first round of the qualifiers.
He became the first African manager to lead a team out in the competition at that time.
The former Super Eagles goalkeeper is also the first African win a European title after helping his club to the Albanian League crown last season.