Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Emmanuel Egbo has made history in Europe as he becomes the first black African coach to qualify a team to the UEFA champions league.
The 46 year-old, former super eagles shot stopper, led KF Tirana to the Albanian top flight title in his first season in charge of the club, after earning promotion from his goalkeeping coach role.
Though people wonder how he did the unthinkable, the former super eagles goalkeeper revealed his Secret behind this great milestone.
“Is not a celebration only I should enjoy. It is a celebration for all African coaches and any coach of my color in the world”, he said, speaking to Joy News.
Referring To his African colleagues, he added:
“I hope that it will give them hope and confidence to know that if they also work hard, believe in themselves, and try to improve, they can also achieve the same thing”
“it will not be an easy road but with motivation and determination, then it can happen, I hope it will help them believe in themselves”, he concluded.
Having given Tirana their 25th league title, Egbo’s team will now be placed in the second round of the qualification in Europe’s elite club competition, where he will be striving to create more history as an African coach.
The 46 year-old could make it a domestic league and cup double as they face Teuta in the Albanian cup final build for August 2, 2020.
It should be noted that, Egbo made 12 caps for the super eagles of Nigeria between 1999 and 2002 and was part of the Nigerian squads of the 2000 and 2002 AFCON tournaments before moving to the Balkans region.