Albanian boss suffers stroke

Albanian national football coach Josif Kuze has been hospitalised after suffering a stroke, local media reported Thursday.

"As soon as he is stable, Kuze, currently in a US hospital in Tirana after a cerebral attack, will be transferred by plane to [Croatian capital] Zagreb," said Alisa Demollari, spokeswoman of Albania's Health Ministry.

Croat Kuze has been at the helm of Albania's squad since May 2009. The 58-year-old replaced Dutchman Arie Haan who quit after Albania's poor performance during qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.