Shuaibu Amodu

Shuaibu Amodu (April 1958 – 10 June 2016) was a Nigerian football player and coach who played as a forward.

Shuaibu Amodu
Personal information
Date of birth April 1958[1]
Date of death 10 June 2016(2016-06-10) (aged 58)
Place of death Benin City, Nigeria
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1978 Dumez
1978–1981 Niger Tornadoes
Teams managed
BCC Lions
El-Kanemi Warriors
Shooting Stars
1994–1995 Nigeria
1996–1997 Nigeria
1996–1997 Orlando Pirates
2001–2002 Nigeria
2008–2010 Nigeria
2014 Nigeria
2015 Nigeria (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career

Amodu, a striker, played for Dumez and Niger Tornadoes. His playing career ended after he broke his leg.[1]

Coaching career

Amodu has managed a number of club sides in Nigeria, such as BCC Lions, El-Kanemi Warriors, and Shooting Stars; he also managed Orlando Pirates in South Africa.[1]

He first managed the Nigerian national team from April 2001 to February 2002.[2] Amodu later stated that his dismissal was "unfair",[3] and also said that, a month later, he had yet to receive a formal letter confirming his dismissal.[4]

He was re-appointed manager in April 2008.[5] In December 2009 the Nigeria Football Federation stated that Amodu was under pressure,[6] and in January 2010 there was speculation about his future.[7] He was sacked in February 2010.[8]

Amodu was appointed technical director of Nigeria's national teams in May 2013.[9]

He was re-appointed Nigeria manager in October 2014, replacing Stephen Keshi.[10] It was his fifth spell in charge of the country.[11] Keshi returned to the role two weeks later but was fired in July 2015 and Amodu took over the Eagles again temporarily.[12][13] He was replaced by Sunday Oliseh on a permanent basis later that month.[14]

Later life and death

Amodu died on 10 June 2016, three days after the death of Stephen Keshi.[15][16]

References

  1. "Shuaibu Amodu: All-round schoolboy athlete, an unsung hero of Nigerian football". Guardian Mobile. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. "Nigeria sack coach Shuaibu". BBC Sport. 18 February 2002. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  3. "Shuaibu fights back". BBC Sport. 26 February 2002. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  4. "Shuaibu 'still in charge'". BBC Sport. 29 March 2002. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  5. Oluwashina Okeleji (10 April 2008). "Amodu named new Nigeria coach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  6. Oluwashina Okeleji (28 December 2009). "Pressure on Amodu continues". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  7. "Nigeria coach Shuaibu Amodu refuses to talk about future". BBC Sport. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  8. "Nigeria part company with coach Shuaibu Amodu". BBC Sport. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  9. Oluwashina Okeleji (9 May 2013). "Shuaibu Amodu appointed Nigeria technical director". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  10. Oluwashina Okeleji (16 October 2014). "Shuaibu Amodu to replace Stephen Keshi as Nigeria coach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  11. Oluwashina Okeleji (21 October 2014). "Coach Amodu aims to turn around Nigeria's fortunes". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
  12. Oluwashina Okeleji (31 October 2014). "Stephen Keshi re-appointed Nigeria coach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  13. Keshi sacked as Nigeria coach (BBC)
  14. Okeleji, Oluwashina (15 July 2015). "Sunday Oliseh appointed as Nigeria coach". BBC. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  15. "Ex-Eagles' coach Shaibu Amodu dies 3 days after Keshi - TheCable". TheCable. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  16. "Former Nigeria coach Amodu dies in his sleep aged 58". BBC Sport. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2018.


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