Shuaibu Amodu

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Shuaibu Amodu
Personal information
Date of birth April 1958[1]
Date of death 10 June 2016(2016-06-10) (aged 58)
Place of death Benin City, Nigeria
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1978 Dumez
1978–1981 Niger Tornadoes
Teams managed
BCC Lions
El-Kanemi Warriors
Shooting Stars
1994–1995 Nigeria
1996–1997 Nigeria
1996–1997 Orlando Pirates
2001–2002 Nigeria
2008–2010 Nigeria
2014 Nigeria
2015 Nigeria (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Shuaibu Amodu (April 1958 – 10 June 2016) was a Nigerian football player and coach who played as a forward.

Playing career[edit]

Amodu, a striker, played for Dumez and Niger Tornadoes. His playing career ended after he broke his leg.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

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.[1]

He first managed the Nigerian national team from April 2001 to February 2002.[2] Amodu later stated that his dismissal was "unfair",[3] and also said that, a month later, he had yet to receive a formal letter confirming his dismissal.[4]

He was re-appointed manager in April 2008.[5] In December 2009 the Nigeria Football Federation stated that Amodu was under pressure,[6] and in January 2010 there was speculation about his future.[7] He was sacked in February 2010.[8]

Amodu was appointed technical director of Nigeria's national teams in May 2013.[9]

He was re-appointed Nigeria manager in October 2014, replacing Stephen Keshi.[10] It was his fifth spell in charge of the country.[11] Keshi returned to the role two weeks later but was fired in July 2015 and Amodu took over the Eagles again temporarily.[12][13] He was replaced by Sunday Oliseh on a permanent basis later that month.[14]

Later life and death[edit]

Amodu died on 10 June 2016, three days after the death of Stephen Keshi.[15][16]


  1. ^ a b c "Shuaibu Amodu: All-round schoolboy athlete, an unsung hero of Nigerian football". Guardian Mobile. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nigeria sack coach Shuaibu". BBC Sport. 18 February 2002. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shuaibu fights back". BBC Sport. 26 February 2002. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Shuaibu 'still in charge'". BBC Sport. 29 March 2002. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (10 April 2008). "Amodu named new Nigeria coach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (28 December 2009). "Pressure on Amodu continues". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nigeria coach Shuaibu Amodu refuses to talk about future". BBC Sport. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nigeria part company with coach Shuaibu Amodu". BBC Sport. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (9 May 2013). "Shuaibu Amodu appointed Nigeria technical director". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (16 October 2014). "Shuaibu Amodu to replace Stephen Keshi as Nigeria coach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (21 October 2014). "Coach Amodu aims to turn around Nigeria's fortunes". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (31 October 2014). "Stephen Keshi re-appointed Nigeria coach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  13. ^ Keshi sacked as Nigeria coach (BBC)
  14. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (15 July 2015). "Sunday Oliseh appointed as Nigeria coach". BBC. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 
  15. ^ The Cable Ex-Eagles’ coach Shuaibu Amodu dies 3 days after Keshi
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