Egbo: I Want To Face Manchester United, Chelsea In The Champions League

July 21, 2020
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Albanian League title winning coach Ndubuisi Egbo says he would love his team, KF Tirana, to meet Premier League heavyweights Manchester United and Chelsea in next season’s UEFA Champions League.

Egbo said this in a radio programme ‘No Holds Barred’ on Brila FM on Tuesday, anchored by his former Super Eagles teammate Ifeanyi Udeze.

The 2000 and 2002 AFCON star became the first Nigerian and African coach to lead a team to the league title in a European top flight, after KF Tirana were crowned Albanian champions.

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He could lead them to the double if they win the Albanian Cup final.

Speaking from his base in Albania, when asked if he would love to meet United and Chelsea if his team qualify for the group stage of the Champions League, Egbo said: “These are the type of opportunities we are looking for because it’s when you win these type of games that’s when God will push you up.

“I’m someone that’s not afraid and it’s something that has helped me to achieve everything.

“So I will like to enter the group stage and meet this type of teams in order to show them that I know what I’m doing because if you believe in yourself God will give you every other thing.”

The 46-year-old former goalkeeper attributed his success in Albania to his experiences while playing in the Nigerian league.

“I may hold a European passport but I’m not a European, I’m a Nigerian 100 per cent,” he said. “It is the experiences I got in Nigeria that helped me achieve this feat. I played in the Nigerian league very well before I left, half of my life I spent it in Nigeria before going abroad.”

And if he would honour an invitation to coach Nigeria:”I know the football scene in Nigeria and of I’m called upon to come and help my country I wouldn’t say no. It’s a good thing when the country call you to come and serve.”

By James Agberebi 

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