The news of the death of Nigeria Football Federation’s Technical Director and Ex-Super Eagles Coach, Shaibu Amodu, three days after that of another ex-national team coach, Stephen Keshi, has shocked Nigerians and football fans on the continent and beyond.
Following news of Amodu’s demise on Saturday, football lovers, his associates, former players and Nigerians in general have taken to the social media to express their shock and pay tribute to the man who has coached the national more times than any other coach in history.
Among those who took to Twitter were former Nigerian International and ex-Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh; Senator Shehu Sani; human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo; and broadcaster, Funmi Iyanda.
Below are some of the tweets.
Amodu Shuaibu;We again lost one of football's greats;a colossus he was.We will forever remember him as one of the... https://t.co/D2Z9w7uWBl— Senator Shehu Sani (@shehusani) June 11, 2016
Waking up to another devastating horrible news: Amodu Shuaibu,former coach of Nigeria is proclaimed dead! 1st Keshi & now this.God help us!— Sunday Oliseh (@SundayOOliseh) June 11, 2016
I am a little numb to read about Amodu Shuaibu's passing on so soon after #Keshi. Bit loss for words and emotions. God rest is soul.— Funmi Iyanda (@Funmilola) June 11, 2016
I understand Amodu, a long term diabetic, died of diabetes-related causes. Shattering #RIPAmoduShuaibu— Colin NOT Collins (@ColinUdoh) June 11, 2016
RIP coach Amodu Shuaibu. May God comfort your family.— OBA ORIN IS NOW OUT (@JAYWONJUWONLO) June 11, 2016
What's happening? Amodu Shuaibu, my good friend, called me a week ago that he would be in Abuja next week to see me! So sad! What is this?!!— Festus Keyamo (@fkeyamo) June 11, 2016
Good morning Nigerians. Another sad news coming in about a great Nigerian, Ex Super Eagles coach, Amodu Shuaibu. We hope it's not true.— PDP Nigeria (@PdpNigeria) June 11, 2016
one death too many💔 what's going on? RIP Amodu Shuaibu— Uche Jombo Rodriguez (@uchejombo) June 11, 2016
SAD! Days After Keshi's Death, Former Super Eagles Coach Shuaibu Amodu Dies - https://t.co/Lm16saG3sF— Bright Okpocha (@BasketMouth_) June 11, 2016
As long as you live on, in the minds of those you impacted, then you are not dead #RIPAmoduShuaibu.— Oluwatoyin Ibitoye (@Toyin_Ibitoye) June 11, 2016
RIP Amodu Shuaibu. Another fallen hero. 😞— #StoriesThatTouch (@falzthebahdguy) June 11, 2016
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