FIFA Condoles Nigeria On Amodu’s Death

NFF Technical Director, Amodu Shuaibu
NFF Technical Director, Amodu Shuaibu

WORLD football governing body, FIFA, has symphathised with Nigeria following the passing away of the country’s technical director, Shuaibu Amodu.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino hopes that the condolence message on the passing on of Amodu will offer the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) “a little bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness.”

“Please accept my deepest condolences on hearing that the former coach of the Super Eagles and national technical director, Shaibu Amodu, has passed away, just a few days after the death of Stephen Keshi.

“On behalf of the international football community, please allow me to extend my sincerest condolences to the football community of Nigeria and, most of all, Amodu’s family, friends and loved ones. We hope that, in some way, our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness,” Infantino stated in the condolence letter from Fifa to the NFF this week.

Amodu died last Saturday in his sleep after complaining of chest pains the previous night. His death came just three days after sudden passing on of another Nigerian legend in the sport, Stephen Keshi.

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Until his death, Amodu, a four-time head coach of Nigeria, was the NFF technical director. He has since been buried on Saturday according to Islamic rites.

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