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Former Nigeria boss Shuaibu Amodu dies in his sleep

Posted on June 11, 2016

Former coach  has died in his sleep at the age of 58.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed on Saturday that Shuaibu Amodu has died in his sleep, stating that he had complained about chest pains last Friday night.

Shuaibu Amodu had managed the Super Eagles for two terms, the first term where he guided Nigeria to the World Cup in South Korea and Japan in 2002 as well as finished third place in Africa Cup of Nations. The second term was in 2008 were he guided the national team to 2010 World Cup in South Africa in addition to a third place finishe in African Nations Cups.

Unfortunately, Amodu was sacked before both World Cups had started. Shuaibu also led the Beach Soccer national team to reaching the 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, but refused to travel to Brazil.

Shuaibu Amodu was appointed as NFF’s technical director in May 2013 after being sacked as national team manager.

It is worth noting that former Super Eagles legend Stephen Keshi died in Benin City three days ago, the same city Shuabi Amodu passed away in.


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