Sunday, 12 June 2016


Coach Amodu Shaibu, has been interred according to Islamic rites.

He was buried at a corner of his residence at Okpella, Estako East local government.

The funeral was attended by top officials of the NFF, Governor Adams Oshiomhole and some government officials.

It was all tears as his body was lowered into the grave.

His corpse arrived Okpella at about 12:30pm but he was buried at about 5:30pm.

Speaking at a special funeral prayer, Alhaji Ahmed Musa, described the death of Amodu as a great loss to the nation and football lovers

Alhaji Musa urged the gathering to understand why part of their wealth is reserved for the less privilege because the end of everything is death.

He said Allah gave wealth to be shared and not to be hidden.

His words, “Allah will ask you at the end what you used the wealth he gave to you for. Look at Amodu, that tiny hole is all he got now. All his properties are now useless to him.”

Secretary-General of NFF, Mohammed Sanusi, said a special meeting of the body would be convened for both Stephen Keshi and Amodu.

Sanusi stated that late Amodu lived a fulfilled life and added that the entire football body was saddened by the loss.

His words, “We are sorrowful. We are sad and down. These are heroes. We will try and immortalized our heroes. Their effort will not be in vain.”

Question on the controversy of NFF owing late Amodu, Sanusi said, “This is not the time to talk about his not being paid or not. We lost somebody and we are mourning him. We are not here to talk on controversies”.

To Governor Oshiomhole, “This is the worst week for Nigerians and the football world. We have lost two outstanding statesmen who served us at the hour of need.

Oshiomhole who spoke after joining in the funeral prayer said the leadership quality of late Amodu was not in doubt.

He said Amodu worked hard for the country whether he was paid or not.

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