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Skënderbeu seal third straight Albanian title

Published: Saturday 27 April 2013, 17.30CET
"It feels good – a deserved accomplishment after an interesting season," said coach Mirel Josa after KS Skënderbeu wrapped up a third successive Albanian Super League title.
Skënderbeu seal third straight Albanian title
Skënderbeu celebrate after sealing the title ©LSA
Published: Saturday 27 April 2013, 17.30CET

Skënderbeu seal third straight Albanian title

"It feels good – a deserved accomplishment after an interesting season," said coach Mirel Josa after KS Skënderbeu wrapped up a third successive Albanian Super League title.

"1933 ... 2011, 2012, 2013, to be continued," read the banner unfurled by KS Skënderbeu supporters prior to their Albanian title-clinching win against KS Kastrioti.

Skënderbeu headed into the game needing only a draw to be crowned champions once more. They wrapped up a third successive championship in style, however, recording a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Ditmar Bici and Sabien Lilaj. "It is the sweetest title because I can celebrate it for the first time with my newborn daughter," said Skënderbeu defender Endrit Vrapi.

It has not been all plain sailing for Skënderbeu, who made themselves sweat by losing three of their last four games with the title in sight. They also suffered defeat in the Albanian Cup semi-finals to miss out on the chance of a domestic double.

"It feels good – a deserved accomplishment after an interesting season," said coach Mirel Josa, who also guided KF Tirana to their top-flight triumph in 2004.

Last updated: 27/04/13 17.33CET

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