The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has paid tribute to former Super Eagles coach Shuaibu Amodu who passed away in 2016, Completesports.com reports.
The NFF penned their tribute on their verified Twitter handle on Wednesday.
“On this day 4 years ago, Late Coach Shuaibu Amodu departed this world. We miss you coachie, continue to rest in peace. Thank you for all your contributions to the development of Nigerian Football.”
It would be recalled that Amodu died just three days after the death of his former assistant in the Super Eagles Stephen Keshi.
Amodu featured as a striker for Dumez and Niger Tornadoes in the Nigerian league during his short playing career which he had to call time on after he broke his leg.
Among the top clubs Amodu managed in Nigeria are BCC Lions, El-Kanemi Warriors, and Shooting Stars.
Also, he was appointed head coach of South African giants Orlando Pirates from 1996 to 1997.
During his time as coach of BCC Lions he led them to the now defunct Cup Winners’ Cup, where they beat Tunisian side Club Africain 4-1 on aggregate in the final.
He took Shooting Stars to the final of the 1996 CAF Champions League final and lost on penalties to Zamalek after aggregate score ended 3-3.
After the exit of Clemens Westerhof, Amodu was appointed coach of the Super Eagles on 1994 and took the team to the 1995 FIFA Intercontinental Cup (now FIFA Confederations Cup) in Saudi Arabia where they finished fourth.
He handled two of the Eagles’ 1998 World Cup qualifiers against Burkina Faso and Kenya before he was replaced by Philippe Troussier.
He returned as Eagles coach in 2001 and helped the team qualify for the Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Following an unimpressive showing at the 2002 AFCON in Mali where the Eagles finished third, Amodu was sacked.
He returned as Eagles coach in 2008 and once again qualified the team for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Once again he was relieved of his duties after he led the team to a third place finish at the 2010 AFCON in Angola.
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