While Nigerians are still mourning the passing of Stephen Keshi, another great coach, Amodu Shuaibu died in his sleep last night at the age of 58.
It was gathered that Amodu complained of chest pains on Friday night and died in his sleep.
Until his death, Amodu was the Technical Director of the NFF.
He qualified Nigeria for two world cups but unfortunately wasn’t allowed to take the country to any.
We take a look at his career as a player, coach and football administrator in Nigeria
- Four-time coach of the Super Eagles
- Managed a number of club sides in Nigeria – BCC Lions, El-Kanemi Warriors and Shooting Stars.
- Managed Orlando Pirates in South Africa.
- First managed the Super Eagles from April 2001 to February 2002 when he was dismissed.
- Re-appointed Super Eagles coach in April 2008 and was sacked on February 6, 2010 despite reaching third place with the national side in the 2010 African Cup of Nations.
- Appointed technical director of Nigeria’s national teams in May 2013.
- Re-appointed Super Eagles coach in October 2014, replacing Stephen Keshi.
- Won Nigerian FA Cup titles with BCC Lions of Gboko and El Kanemi Warriors on multiple occasions.
- Led Nigeria to the AFCON bronze medal at Mali 2002 and Angola 2010.