Legendary Nigeria coach and Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amodu Shuaibu has sadly passed on at the age of 58.
According to the NFF, Amodu died in his sleep having complained of chest pains on Friday night.
The four-time Super Eagles handler won the Federation Cup titles with Gboko’s BBC Lions and El Kanemi Warriors before a short spell with South Africa’s Orlando Pirates.
Following the sack of Dutchman Bonfrere Jo in the middle of the country’s 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign, Amodu was called upon and he qualified Nigeria for the competition staged in South Korea and Japan but was shown the exit door after leading the Super Eagles to a third place finish at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations in Mali.
On April 10, 2008, he was name head coach of the country’s senior national team alongside Daniel Amokachi, Alloy Agu and Fatai Amoo with the task of qualifying the country for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa. Again, he was fired after the Super Eagles settled for bronze at the 2010 Afcon in Angola.
And in May 2013, he was appointed technical director of Nigeria’s national teams.
His demise comes three days after the death of Stephen Keshi who was his assistant coach at the 2002 Afcon in Mali.