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Another former Nigeria coach Amodu is dead

The Nigeria Football Federation has on Saturday announced the death of another former coach of Super Eagles Shuaibu Amodu.

He died aged 58.

Amodu was last seen in public at the Testimonial game of former captain Joseph Yobo on May 27, 2016 in Port Harcourt.

The NFF said the former Technical Director died after complaining of chest pain.

The late Keshi was one-time assistant coach to Amodu.

Amodu has manages 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.

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

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

Amodu was appointed technical director of Nigeria’s national teams in May 2013.

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

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