BY TIMILEHIN AJAGUNNA
The name Amodu Shuaibu is synonymous with Super Eagles of Nigeria. That’s because he managed the Nigeria’s national team more than any other indigenous coach.
Sadly, Amodu Shaibu has died aged 58 while Nigerians are still struggling to come to terms with the shocking demise of former Super Eagles skipper and coach Stephen Keshi.
As Nigerians mourn him, here are 7 facts about the late coach you should know…
Amodu started his career in football as a player. He played as a striker for Dumez and Niger Tornadoes before a leg injury forced him to hang his boots.
He managed several club sides in Nigeria, such as BCC Lions, El-Kanemi Warriors, and 3SC. He also coached Orlando Pirates in South Africa.
Amodu first managed Super Eagles from April 2001 to February 2002.
He was re-appointed manager in April 2008 and was later sacked in February 2010.
In May 2013, Amodu was appointed technical director of Nigeria’s national team.
In October 2014, Shuaibu was re-appointed as manager, replacing late Stephen Keshi.
Amodu Shuaibu dies at the age of 58
Late Amodu Shuaibu
Keshi returned to the role two weeks later but was fired in July 2015 and Amodu took over the Eagles again temporarily.
This post first appeared on NET