The Nigeria Football Federation and fans of Nigeria football across the globe have paid tribute to former coach of the Super Eagles Shaibu Amodu, who passed away four years ago.
The former BCC Lions coach died on June 10, 2006, at the age of 58, three days after another Nigerian legend and former coach, Stephen Keshi died. Keshi was his assistant at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations in Mali.
Amodu is regarded as one of the greatest Nigerian coaches, giving his impact and contribution to the national team during his time.
Ex-Everton defender and now assistant coach of the Eagles, Joseph Yobo led several former Nigerian football greats to mark the anniversary.
Daniel Amokachi, Seyi Olofinjana and a host of other football figures have paid tribute.
At 36, he was in charge of the Super Eagles during the 1-0 defeat to England in 1994 Wembley friendly.
He qualified Nigeria for the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. Unfortunately, he was denied the chance of leading the Eagles to the main event.
Amodu also had coaching stints with El Kanemi Warriors where he won the Federation Cup. He also coached Shooting Stars and Orlando Pirates.
In 2013, he was named technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation.
“On this day four years ago, late coach Shuaibu Amodu departed this world. We miss you coachie, continue to rest in peace. Thank you for all your contributions to the development of Nigerian football. We remember Amodu,” Yobo wrote.
His legacy and contribution to the development of Nigerian football lives on as fans continue to remember the Nigerian legend.