Another shocking loss has hit Nigerian football in the form of the death of Amodu Shuiabu, former Nigerian Super Eagles coach.
Last year, he was appointed again to help the Super Eagles qualify for the 2015 AFCON after the late Stephen Keshi was sacked.
Not too much is known about the Edo state born coach but he has done remarkably well with his contribution to the game in Nigeria.
He has however, always had a running battle with the Nigeria Football federation (NFF).
He led Nigeria to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa but he was fired after the team finished in third-place at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.
For people who don’t know too much about him, here are 6 things you can know about the coach’s career so far.
#1. Before his last appointment, Amodu had coached Nigeria on three different occasions- 1998–1999, 2001–2002 and 2008–2010
#2. He was appointed as Head Coach of the Nigerian national side in April 2008, and was sacked on 6 February 2010 despite reaching third place with the national side in the 2010 African Cup of Nations.
#3. He was once demoted to serve as the coach of the home-based Eagles.
#4. Amodu led Nigeria to the AFCON bronze medal at Mali 2002 and Angola 2010. – Other accomplishments include Nigerian FA Cup titles with BCC Lions of Gboko and El Kanemi Warriors on multiple occasions.
#5. He was appointed technical director of Nigeria’s national teams in May 2013.
##6. In November he was named Technical Director of Bendel Insurance F.C.
7. Amodu has coached in Nigeria and overseas. They include: Shooting Stars, BCC Lions, El Kanemi Warriors, Sharks F.C and Orlando Pirates of South Africa.
May his soul rest in peace!