Shuaibu Amodu’s death a huge national loss – Osinbajo

Shuaibu Amodu’s death a huge national loss – Osinbajo
June 12 05:37 2016

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has described the demise of former Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu as a huge loss to the nation.

According to a statement he personally signed, Osinbajo recalled the excellent contributions of the late tactician to the development of football and the growth of talents in the country.

While commiserating with members of his family, the acting President described Amodu as a distinguished patriot who often made himself available each time the nation needed his services.

“The news of the death of the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation and former coach of the Super Eagles, Amodu Shaibu, in his sleep last night shocks our Nation.

Coming just four days after the death of former player and coach, Stephen Keshi, Nigeria has lost yet another dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly to bring honor to our country. He led the national team to two World Cup Tournaments and answered the call to serve as National Coach on a number of occasions.

In deed his life was dedicated to finding and grooming some of Nigeria’s best soccer talents and providing them the leadership and guidance that enabled them to excel.

Amodu Shaibu’s work as National Coach of Nigeria’s national team brough gladness to the nation and fulfillment to many. His legacy is secured in the memories of Nigerians who will forever recall the exploits his teams recorded across the African continent and around the world.

His dutiful service spanned many years and our country is grateful for his selflessness and immense contributions. Though the nation is pained at his death, we take solace in the joyful memories he left behind.

On behalf of the people and government of Nigeria, I wish to express our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Amodu Shaibu on this loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We pray for God’s consolation,” the statement read.

Shuaibu was at four different times the coach of the Super Eagles and until his death the Technical Director of the Nigerian Football Federation.