Lagos - Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung was at
the head of a long list of administrators, friends, family members, journalists
and concerned persons who thronged the residence of late Shuaibu Amodu in Lagos
on Saturday for the eighth day prayer.
A solemn atmosphere prevailed as the one –hour ceremony was
witnessed by many
Writing in the condolence register, Dalung noted: “Coach, is
this life? You came and we discussed about the future of football in Nigeria
but you suddenly disappeared. Why are the mighty falling?
“I will only ask God to reward you because humanity was not
too kind to you. We didn’t know you but your work surpass everything. A great
tree has fallen. There is darkness all over the place. Amodu, please give
football in Nigeria light. Adieu.”
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Amodu, 58, coached the Nigeria senior team on four
occasions, during which he qualified the team for the FIFA World Cup on two
occasions and led them to third place finish at the Africa Cup of Nations in
2002 and 2010. He also coached the team to fourth place finish at the FIFA
Confederations Cup (then known as Intercontinental Tournament for the King Fahd
Cup) in 1995, at the age of 36.
The 40 –day prayer for the late Shuaibu Amodu will hold at
his Okpella, Edo State home next month.
News24 report that Amodu was buried on June 11, the day he died, according to Islamic rites.
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