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Women's Soccer Adds Former International Player And Coach Skender Gega To Coaching Staff


SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. The Seton Hall women’s soccer program announced they have added former international player and current US National Coach, Skender Gega to their coaching staff for the 2008 season.  The announcement was made by head coach Kazbek Tambi, and he will join assistants Esmeralda Negron and Fredy Guiran.

 

“We are extremely lucky to have someone of Skender’s caliber joining our staff,” said Tambi.  “He brings a wealth of experience as a world-class international player and as a coach who has developed many national level athletes.  We look forward to him passing his knowledge onto our players during the upcoming 2008 season.”

 

Since his retirement from his professional playing career in 1995, Gega has been a Director and a coach for the Partizan Soccer Club in Albania, which is a top youth club that has produced many professional and national players.  Most recently, he was appointed as a staff coach for the U17 Women’s National Team, and is helping them prepare for the first ever U17 Women’s World Cup which will take place in November 2008.

 

As a player, Gega played professionally from 1983 to 1995 in Albania and Germany.  During that time, he represented the Albania National Team in 32 international matches and played against the likes of England, Holland, Sweden, Poland, Spain, and Turkey.