KF Tirana manager Ndubuisi Egbo was magnanimous in victory over opponents Dinamo Tbilisi in the UEFA Champions League First Qualifying Round on Wednesday.

In the aftermath of the draw, it was widely expected Dinamo would go over the Albanian champions. However, Tirana pulled off an upset, with a late goal in either half condemning the hosts to a 2-0 defeat.

Egbo, speaking in a press conference after the match, revealed his side had worked on nullifying Dinamo’s strengths, a strategy that paid off handsomely. " We knew that Dinamo is an aggressive team and use the wings very actively. The game played out according to our predictions.”

Despite this, the Nigerian coach was respectful of the beaten hosts. He also praised his team’s application on the night, and ascribed the victory to God.

" We won, but that does not change the fact that the opponent is a strong team. We wanted to be compact at the back and play aggressively in attack, our focus now is to qualify for the Uefa Champions League group stage.

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The victory belongs to God, that has been my philosophy in life. My motto is very simple: impossible is nothing, I believe that the best is not good enough; I am a fighter, a survivalist and I believe with hard work better can be the best."

" Despite the hard work and service that the boys did fighting for every ball today, the dedication goes to God, He is the one who gives you the opportunities. Even the goals came from nothing, even though we waited for the right moment. So it is God who gives me the confidence to win matches. 

" There are many things these boys can achieve. The team has a lot of harmony; within there is unity, the competitive spirit that they showed on the field today. It gives us many opportunities to work.”

On the prospect of former European champions Crvena Zvezda in the next round, Egbo optimistic. “It will be a strong match against Crvena. 

" 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 100%.”

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