Shaibu Amodu

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Shaibu Amodu
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-04-18) 18 April 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Edo State, Nigeria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Niger Tornadoes
Teams managed
1989–1991 BCC Lions
1991–1992 El-Kanemi Warriors
1994–1995 Nigeria
1996–1997 Orlando Pirates
1998–1999 Nigeria
2001–2002 Nigeria
2003–2005 Sharks F.C.
2008–2010 Nigeria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Shaibu Amodu (born 18 April 1958) is a Nigerian football manager.


He managed Nigeria from April 2001 to February 2002.[1]

He was appointed Head Coach of the Nigerian national side in April 2008,[2] and was sacked on 6 February 2010.[3] Despite reaching third place with the national side in the 2010 African Cup of Nations, he was demoted to serve as the coach of the Nigerian B-team (Home-Based Eagles) and Lars Lagerbäck was installed in his place before the 2010 World Cup.[4]

Amodu also led Nigeria to the AFCON bronze medal at Mali 2002 and Angola 2010. Other accomplishments include Nigerian FA Cup titles with BCC Lions of Gboko and El Kanemi Warriors on multiple occasions. He has also managed Shooting Stars, BCC Lions, Orlando Pirates and Sharks F.C. [5]

Amodu was appointed technical director of Nigeria's national teams in May 2013.[6] In November he was named Technical Director of Bendel Insurance F.C., which includes being in charge of the club's youth development.[7]


  1. ^ "Nigeria sack coach Shaibu". BBC. 2002-02-18. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  2. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (2008-04-10). "Amodu named new Nigeria coach". BBC. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Nigeria part company with coach Shaibu Amodu". BBC Sport. 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  4. ^ NFF demote Amodu (
  5. ^ The Punch: NFA gives Amodu birthday gift
  6. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (9 May 2013). "Shaibu Amodu appointed Nigeria technical director". BBC Sport. 
  7. ^