Tragedy has hit Nigeria football again as former Super Eagles coach Shuaibu Amodu, four-time manager of the Nigerian Super Eagles and Technical Director of the NFF is dead.

Amodu Shaibu the top coach was recently appointed Nigeria technical director.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced Saturday that Amodu, 58, died after complaining of chest problems.

On Wednesday, Keshi, 54, died suddenly in Benin City.

Amodu and Keshi worked together as Nigeria coach and assistant coach respectively at the 2002 African Nations Cup.

Amodu, who qualified Nigeria to two World Cups, in 2002 and 2010, was re-appointed Nigeria manager in October 2014, replacing Stephen Keshi.

It was his fifth spell in charge of the country. Late Steven 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.

Senior football officials told AFP Amodu was hypertensive and had been on medication. Keshi assisted Amodu when Nigeria qualified for the 2002 World Cup.

Amodu rose to prominence when he guided BCC Lions of Gboko to win the Africa Cup Winners Cup in 1991.

The late 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.


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