Delta State Commissioner for Information and former President of Nigeria Hockey Federation, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has described the death of Nigeria Football Federation’s Technical Director and Ex-Super Eagles Coach, Shaibu Amodu, as a colossal loss and setback to the country’s football growth.
Ukah, who lamented the sad development, just three days after that of ex-national team coach, Stephen Keshi, expressed sadness over the passage of the Nigerian football legend, said football lovers, ex-players and Nigerians in general, would miss the man who has coached the national team more times than any other coach in history.
“These deaths are too many and too big to bear for Nigerians. We have suddenly been thrown into mourning again. The big bosses of football are riding home too fast. Well they have set the stage for others to grow in football. Their legendary legacies are forever and they would be remembered for their accomplishments thrives and triumphs,” Ukah said.
Shaibu Amodu, 58, who died in the early hours of Saturday, June 11, 2016, has already been laid to rest, in his hometown, Okpella, Edo State, according to Moslem traditional rites.