Fresh information are filtering in about the death of Amodu Shuaibu, 58, former Super Eagles coach who also doubled as Nigerian Football Federation’s technical director. The adored coach who died earlier this morning (Saturday, June 11) in Benin city and is being buried in Okpella this afternoon, was frustrated, being owed his entitlement by Edo state and NFF, and could hardly cater for his family.
And family sources claimed that economic depression on account of the non- payment of his entitlement possibly led to hypertension and heart problems. The former coach was said to have complained of chest pain in the night of Friday, June 10. Only for him to die in his sleep. And earlier on Friday, he was worried about his skyrocketing blood pressure which read 140/100.
There are reports that he even signed the condolence register of Stephen Keshi (who died on Tuesday, June 7 evening of cardiac arrest and broken heart) in Benin yesterday.
Amodu Shuaibu was said to have gone to Benin from Okpella to see if he could get some of the money owed him by the state government ( he served as a director of the state youth football development agency and resigned only last year).