The Nigeria Football Federatrion Technical Director, Amodu Shuaibu has died at the age of 58. His death is coming three days after the death of Stephen Keshi. He signed the condolence register of Stephen Keshi yesterday.
Amodu has manages a number of club sides in Nigeria, such as BCC Lions, El-Kanemi Warriors, and Shooting Stars; he also managed Orlando Pirates in South Africa.
He first managed the Nigerian national team from April 2001 to February 2002. Amodu later stated that his dismissal was “unfair”,and also said that, a month later, he had yet to receive a formal letter confirming his dismissal.
He was re-appointed manager in April 2008. In December 2009 the Nigeria Football Federation stated that Amodu was under pressure, and in January 2010 there was speculation about his future. He was sacked in February 2010.
Amodu was appointed technical director of Nigeria’s national teams in May 2013oMr. Amodu, a four-time coach of the national team, passed on on Friday night shortly after complaining of chest pain, the NFF said in a post on its Twitter handle. He was 58.
Amodu was appointed technical director of the Eagles in April 2016.
His death came as the nation is still reeling from the loss of Stephen Keshi, the country’s football legend, who died three days ago, aged 54.
The body of former Super Eagles Coach, Amodu Shuaibu who died in his sleep has been deposited the Stella Obasanjo hospital in Benin where Keshi’s corpse is also kept.
Amodu died at the age of 58, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed on Saturday.
Shuaibu’s death came three days after that of former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi, 54, in Benin on Wednesday.
The federation tweeted that Shuiabu, who was its Technical Director, had complained of chest pain on Friday night and died in his sleep.
The Edo-born football tactician had coached the national team on four different occasions.