58-year old Shuaibu’s death was announced by the Nigerian Football Federation, who stated that he complained of pains in his chest on Friday night, and died in his sleep on Saturday morning.
“That is correct,” NFF secretary general, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed the passing away of Amodu. “He slept and he could not wake up.” Amodu on Friday was in Abuja to sign the condolence register for Stephen Keshi, who died 3 days ago.
The late duo of Amodu and Keshi were Nigeria’s head and assistant coach at the 2002 African Nations Cup in Mali. Amodu managed the Eagles in six different spells between 1994 and 2015. His most recent post was a technical director of the NFF.
Amodu’s career highlights include winning the CAF Confederations Cup with the BCC Lions in 1990, and qualifying Nigeria for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
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