Former Nigeria coach Shaibu Amodu dies aged 58

Shaibu Amodu was the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Director before he met his untimely death yesterday, June 10 2016.His death comes just days after former Nigeria coach and captain, Stephen Keshi’s death.

He first managed the Nigerian national team from April 2001 to February 2002 when he got sacked.

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 again in February 2010.

Amodu was appointed technical director of Nigeria’s national teams in May 2013.

He was re-appointed Nigeria manager in October 2014, replacing Stephen Keshi. It was his fifth spell in charge of the country. Keshi returned to the role two weeks later but was fired in July 2015 and Amodu took over the Eagles again temporarily. He was replaced by Sunday Oliseh on a permanent basis later that month.

He was taught to have passed away in his sleep.NFF president Amaju Pinnick said: “This is another tragedy too many. We are still talking about Keshi’s death, and now Amodu is gone. I’m short of words.”

 

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