The entire football community and the whole of Nigeria are still trying to swallow the bitter pill of the death of the ex-super Eagles Coach and technical adviser to the Nigeria Football Federation, late Amodu Shuaibu.
His remains are being moved from the Stella Obasanjo hospital in Benin to his home town in Okpella, Edo State, where he will be interred today according to Muslim rite.
Information about the death of the former coach who died in the early hours of today, June 11th, was first announced on the The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) official twitter page.
However, reports reveal that Shuaibu, the four–time coach of the Super Eagles, was said to had complained of heart problems yesterday, June 10, and was prayed for in the afternoon. He drove his car to drop a friend, went to sleep and was discovered dead about 4am.
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See photos of his body being moved from the Stella Obasanjo hospital in Benin:
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The message by NFF read:
“NFF Technical Director, Amodu Shuaibu has died at the age of 58.
The four – time Coach of the Super Eagles complained of chest pains on Friday night and died in his sleep. RIP
Amodu Shuaibu’s death comes three days after that of former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi”.
The Late Amodu died in Benin, not long after the death of former Super Eagles Captain, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. The Late coaches worked together as national team head coach and assistant, died of the same heart conditions in the same week and within the space of 3 days. This is just one of life’s ironies!
Amodu Shuaibu made invaluable contributions to the development of football in Nigeria, leading the nation’s national team to third place at the African Cup of nations tournament twice – in 2002 and again in 2010.