Shaibu Amodu coached and qualified Nigeria for Africa Cup Nations and World Glory.

From Port Harcourt – Eldred Abbey, Director, Football, Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt says the passing away of former Super Eagles Coach, Shaibu Amodu, will create a vacuum in the nation`s coaching family.

Shaibu Amodu
Shaibu Amodu 
We would all recall that Amodu, 58, died in the early hours of Saturday in Benin City, over an undisclosed ailment.
Abbey in Port Harcourt on Saturday said shortly after news of his death hit the airwaves, that Amodu`s death, coming a few days after Keshi’s death was a big loss to football.
He said that Amodu was in Rivers on May 28, for the Joseph Yobo testimonial, where he had also attended a referees’ course.

Nigerian football
Shaibu Amodu and Stephen Keshi

“This is a big shock to the coaching family in the country. We have yet to recover from the shock of Keshi’s death, only hear that Amodu has also passed away.
“Indeed, a big vacuum has been created in the nation`s coaching family. It will take us time to recover from this,” he said.
Abbey, then, called on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to immortalise Amodu and Keshi for their immense contributions to the growth and development of soccer in the country.
“These gentlemen at different times, coached and qualified the country for the Africa Cup Nations’ tournaments and the World Cups.
“They deserve a place in the federation’s honours list’’.
We would miss them Both.


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