Klubi Futbollit Tirana also known as KF Tirana is an Albanian football club based in the Albanian capital city, Tirana. The club is the most successful in Albania. Interestingly, KF Tirana is coached by ex-Nigeria international goalkeeper Ndubuisi Egbo.
Egbo was appointed as KF Tirana coach after the former head coach was sacked following a poor run of results, in December and the Nigerian has lead his team to fifteen victories from a possible sixteen in all competitions.
KF Tirana under Egbo are close to winning the Albanian Superliga title thereby having the chance to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League (qualifying phase).
In an interview with allnigeriasoccer.com, Egbo revealed how it has been before and after he was appointed as the head coach of the Albanian side.
“First of all, everything begins with God because He gives the grace, He’s my motivating factor and inspiration, He chose me to do this job to bring glory to His name,” Egbo told allnigeriasoccer.com.
“Tirana were in eighth position out of ten teams when I took over in December, they sacked the coaches that started the season, I was the goalkeeper coach then.
“The players were completely knocked out psychologically and physically when I took over. With my staff, we put them in their ways, we started winning, we have played 16 games – won fifteen and drew one.
“Regarding qualifying for the Champions League, we are taking our games one after the other, win one and continue with the others.
“I don’t like doing mathematical permutations, every game is like a final to our team, that’s what I told my players.”
Egbo was a member of the Super Eagles squads to the 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations, Egbo played for clubs like NITEL Vasco Enugu, NEPA, Julius Berger, El-Masry, Moroka Swallows, Tirana, El-Masry and Bylis before he retired.