NFF technical director, Amodu Shaibu, dies at 58

Amodu Shaibu

Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amodu Shuaibu, is dead.

He was 58.

The NFF confirmed the death via its official Twitter handle on Saturday.

The four – time Coach of the Super Eagles complained of chest pains on Friday night and died in his sleep, the NFF said.

Shuaibu’s death comes after that of former Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, who died in the early hours of Wednesday, June 8.

Both men died in Benin, the Edo State capital.

Amodu and Keshi worked together as Nigeria’s head coach and assistant coach respectively at the 2002 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Mali.

In November 1994, Amodu first managed the Super Eagles in an international friendly with England at the Wembley Stadium which his team lost 0-1.

He qualified the Super Eagles for the World Cup in 2002 and 2010 but was not allowed to manage the national team at both tournaments.

Shuaibu would be remembered for leading BCC Lions to win the 1989 FA Cup, breaking a long time jinx of northern clubs’ inability to win the trophy, and guiding the team to win the 1990 African Cup Winners Cup (now CAF Confederation Cup).

He also managed El-Kanemi Warriors, 3SC and Orlando Pirates in South Africa.

He played as a striker for Dumez FC and Niger Tornadoes.

His playing career ended after he broke his leg.