|RIP: Ex-Super Eagles coach & technical director, Amodu Shuaibu|
“The Edo State Commissioner for Information, Kazeem Afegbua, called me this morning to inform me of Amodu’s death. His corpse has been deposited at the Stella Obasanjo Hospital morgue in Benin City,” Edo FA chairman, Frank Ilaboya, said.
Amodu coached the Eagles severally, qualifying the national team twice for the World Cup in 2002 and 2010 but was not allowed to manage the national team at both World Cups.
The coach also led BCC Lions to win the 1989 FA Cup, breaking a long time jinx of northern clubs’ inability to win the trophy. Following year, he led the club to win the Africa Cup Winners. He was the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation before his death.
No statement has been made on the cause of his death but close sources say he didn’t wake up from his sleep. “When Keshi was admitted, he (Amodu) called me to enquire about his state. He didn’t sound like someone sick,” Ilaboya added.
NFF Technical Director, Amodu Shuaibu has died at the age of 58.— The NFF (@thenff) June 11, 2016
The four - time Coach of the Super Eagles complained of chest pains on Friday night and died in his sleep. RIP— The NFF (@thenff) June 11, 2016
Amodu Shuaibu's death comes three days after that of former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi.— The NFF (@thenff) June 11, 2016