– These are heart-breaking times for the Nigerian sports community
– The Nigeria Football Federation technical director, Amodu Shuaibu has passed on at age 58
– Shuaibu was a former coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria
The NFF has announced the death of its technical director, Amodu Shuaibu.
Late Amodu Shaiubu
A former coach of the Super Eagles, Shuaibu was aged 58.
His death comes three days after the death of another former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.
The four – time coach of the Super Eagles was said to have complained of chest pains yesterday night, June 10 and died in his sleep.
The late Amodu has always contributed his quota to the development of football in Nigeria.
Under his stewardship, Nigeria qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa but Amodu was sacked despite the team’s third-place finish at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.
It was the second time he had been removed from his post ahead of a World Cup finals tournament – Amodu was also fired ahead of the 2002 edition after Nigeria finished third at the 2002 Nations Cup in Mali.