@SpeakerDogara Mourns Amodu’s Exit
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has condoled with the nation over the sudden death of another former coach of the Nigerian Super Eagles, Shuaibu Amodu.
Mr. Amodu who was, until his death, the Technical Director of Nigeria’s football governing body, NFF, died early on Saturday.
A statement issued by his spokesman, Turaki Hassan, in Abuja, said Dogara described the late former Super Eagles coach as a true nationalist who dedicated his lifetime to serving his country.
He lamented that Nigerian football is under trial as a result of sudden death of Amodu as he died when the country is still reeling from the demise of his colleague, Stephen Keshi.
Amodu, during his tenures as coach of the National team, qualified the Super Eagles for the World Cup in 2002 and 2010.
He said Amodu’s demise would forever remain painful as it came when the nation’s football is in dire need of his experience to reform it.
The Speaker then prayed that God grant the nation and his family the fortitude to bear the loss.