Only three days after the passing of former superb Eagles’ Captain and teach Stephen Keshi, the simplest man to have coached Nigeria’s senior crew on 4 activities, Amodu Shuaibu, has died.
Circle of relatives assets showed that the 58 –yr vintage, who was confirmed as countrywide Technical Director by using the Nigeria soccer Federation in October 2014, complained of chest pains on Friday night time, and did now not wake up on Saturday. Chairman of the Edo kingdom soccer association, Mr. Frank Ilaboya, stated that he had been knowledgeable with the aid of the Edo state Commissioner for statistics, Kassim Afegbua, that the stays of the distinguished instructor have been deposited at the Stella Obasanjo clinic in Benin town – incidentally the equal facility wherein Keshi’s remains are kept. NFF President Amaju Pinnick was devastated: “this is some other tragedy too many. We’re nevertheless talking approximately Keshi’s death, and now Amodu is gone. I’m short of phrases.” one of the exceptional coaches that Nigeria has produced, Amodu Shuaibu first took rate of the amazing Eagles at the age of 36, following the departure of Dutchman Clemens Westerhorf as Nigeria left her debut look at the FIFA world Cup in the united states in 1994 at the spherical of sixteen. His first healthy with the Eagles changed into the famous ‘Wembley pleasant’ wherein Nigeria impressed but misplaced 0-1 to England’s 3 Lions.
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NFF trendy Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who become on his way to Amodu’s domestic –town Okpella with NFF’s assistant director (technical) Abdulrafiu Yusuf and head of psychology Robinson Okosun for the burial on Saturday, stated “this is most shocking. We’re but to get over the loss of life of Stephen Keshi.” Pinnick, who become on his way returned to Benin city handiest 24 hours after getting back from travelling past due Keshi’s circle of relatives, could only upload: “Amodu’s call became synonymous with the great Eagles. You can’t speak approximately the history of super Eagles with out Amodu getting prominent chapters