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Ex-Nigerian coach Shuaibu Amodu laid to rest

Ex-Nigerian coach Shuaibu Amodu laid to rest


The funeral of Shuaibu Amodu, the only man to have qualified Nigeria for two World Cup finals, took place in the southern town of Okpella, Edo State on Saturday evening, BBC reports.

Amodu, who passed away in his sleep in the Nigerian city of Benin, was tucked in the traditional white shroud (kafan) used to wrap bodies, and was buried in a wooden coffin in line with Islamic burial custom.

The send-off was attended by members of the Nigerian football community, led by the Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mohammed Sanusi as well as other football and sports enthusiasts, according to Premium Times.

The news of Amodu’s death arrived just three days after that of the former Nigeria captain and coach Stephen Keshi.

Amodu coached the Super Eagles on four occasions and qualified the country for the 2002 & 2010 World Cups. He became the technical director of the Eagles in April 2016.

Amodu had also led South African side Orlando Pirates in the second season of the Premier Soccer League in 1997/98.