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Edo FA holds Amodu memorial lecture on Friday


Amodu Shuaibu

Edo State FA has revealed that it would hold a memorial lecture in honour of the late Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu on Friday.

Chairman, Edo FA, Frank Ilaboya said the lecture would be held to honour Amodu and also remember the life and times of one of the country’s finest coaches.

The lecture entitled ‘Life and Times of Shuaibu Amodu,’ would be delivered by veteran coach, Alabi Aisien.


According to Ilaboya, the event scheduled for the Media Centre of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, will feature coaches, former and current players, as well as sports and football administrators.

“Beyond the lecture, the occasion will serve as a reminder to both Edo State and the Federal Government on the need to find a way to immortalise Nigeria’s past heroes,” Ilaboya stated.

Amodu died in Benin City on June 11, 2016, aged 58, few days after the demise of another Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.

The late coach, who was Technical Director, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) until his death, qualified the Eagles for the 2002 and 2010 World Cups and also led the national team to the third place at the 2002 and 2010 African Nations Cup.

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