The Nigeria Football Federation technical director, Amodu Shuaibu has passed on at age 58


A former coach of the Super Eagles, Shuaibu was aged 58.


NFF Technical Director, Amodu Shuaibu has died at the age of 58. 7:01 AM – 11 Jun 2016 931 51 The NFF @thenff Follow

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.

Before then, he drove himself in the afternoon to drop his friend with his car (pictured below).


He was discovered dead about 4am this morning.

A reporter is at the mortuary at Stella Obasanjo hospital in Benin where his body was deposited. 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. The late Amodu was born April 18, 1958 in Edo State.

He managed the Super Eagles between 1998–1999, 2001–2002 and 2008–2010 and was brought back briefly last year before his elevation to head the NFF technical department.

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