NFF Technical Director and Former Super Eagles Coach, Amodu Shaibu is Dead

Amodu Shaibu

The NFF Technical Director and former head coach of the Super Eagles Coach, Amodu Shaibu is dead. He die in his sleep at the wee hours of Saturday 11 march, 2016. He was age 58.

His death is coming barely three days after the death of Stephen Keshi who was also national team coach of the Super Eagles.

Amodu signed the condolence register of Stephen Keshi yesterday.

Amodu was reported to have complained of chest pain late Friday after dropping off fellow coach Godwin Izilien in Benin City.

Family sources said a check on Amodu at 4am on Saturday morning discovered his lifeless body. His remains has been deposited in the same Stella Obasanjo Specialist Hospital morgue, the same place Keshi is at the moment before the finalisation of his burial formalities.

Amodu has managed 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.

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 2013.

He was re-appointed Nigeria manager in October 2014, replacing Stephen Keshi. It was his fifth spell in charge of the country.

A statement on Saturday from the official NFF Twitter account confirmed his death.

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