Former Super Eagles Boss Amodu Shuaibu Dies at the Age of 58

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While Nigerians are still mourning the death of the late Stephen Keshi, another popular coaching legend, Amodu Shuaibu has died in the early hours of Saturday morning, local Nigerian time.

Shuaibu was said to have died in his sleep, at just 58 years of age, his death comes as a big blow to the Nigerian sports community.

The late maestro, worked with Keshi as Nigeria’s head coach and assistant coach respectively at the 2002 edition of the African Cup of Nations in Mali. He qualified the Super Eagles to the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cup respectively but failed to lead the team to the mundial.

According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amodu died on Saturday after “he could not wake up” from his sleep.

The former BCC Lions coach, it was learned, complained of chest pains, before he went to bed on Friday night.

“Amodu Shuaibu’s death comes three days after that of former Super Eagles Captain and Coach, Stephen Keshi,” NFF announced.

“The four-time Coach of the Super Eagles complained of chest pains on Friday night and died in his sleep. RIP,” they added.