The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) owes late Coach Shuaibu Amodu, 58 only two months’ salary, the organisation’s Gen. Sec, Mohammed Sanusi has confirmed.
This follows the death on Saturday, June 11 in Benin city of the former Super Eagles coach in his sleep and family sources claim that he became hypertensive due to the non- payment of his salary by both the NFF and the Edo state government.
Confirming the well circulated information that the NFF owed the coach his salaries, Sanusi was quoted on the Federation’s social media saying that “the Federation is owing late Coach Shuaibu Amodu salaries for two months. He also added that “every member of NFF Management is being owed salaries for two months like Amodu.” He however, promised that the NFF will pay all monies due late Amodu to his family.
Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole also confirmed that his government owed the late Shuaibu yesterday when he paid his family a condolence visit. He didn’t confirm how much the coach was owed however.
Coach Amodu was reportedly frustrated as he could hardly cater for his family’s needs. He was buried in his Okpella hometown on Saturday according to Muslim rites.
- Daniel Fayemi for encomium.ng