REVEALED: Amodu Shaibu Died A Frustrated Man

…Owed 7-month salary By NFF

imageA cousin of the late Shaibu Amodu, Akuri Afegbua, has disclosed that the late coach died a frustrated man as “his financial status was bad and his entitlements were not paid.”

Akuri, who said Shuaibu visited him said: “He complained of having no money and not being being able to take care off his immediate family. I think the purpose of his visit was to put in a bill for his payment.”

He added that the late Amodu was being owed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Edo State government.

Amodu resigned last September S Executive Director of Edo State Youth Football Development Agency and was the technical director of the NFF before his death.

Also, former international, Peterside Idah has said the late Nigeria coach, Shaibu Amodu was owed seven months salary by his last employers, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Idah, a former Udoji United goalkeeper revealed this through his twitter handle, idahpee@IdahPeterside, while paying his tribute to the four-time Super Eagles coach.

It is believed that the late Edo State-born tactician was on N800,000 monthly salary as the Technical Director of the football federation since October 2014.

Idah, now a pastor based in South Africa, also appealed to the NFF to treat the remaining employees better.

“NFF please pay the ones that are alive, got a call from him [Amodu] that he has not been paid for about seven months.

“My coach, my mentor, my friend, my boss is dead #RIPAmoduShuaibu.

“Amodu Shuaibu, elegant dresser and the most generous man I know on earth death, death, death please leave us alone” he tweeted.

Idah, recalled some of his unforgettable moments with the former Orlando Pirates coach.

“In 1992 he came to the Eagles camp in Otta to look for me, all he said was come and play for me, I followed like a disciple.

“He called me the other day and spoke to me for over two hours, all we talked about was football, football, football. God can’t handle this. He kept telling me this people no go kill me.

“This is too much I was his media officer (for) two years, he would sit me down and tell me his plans. He was a show man,” Idah stated.

The former Sharks of Port Harcourt goalkeeper also called on authorities to always take care of their employees as he recalled the invaluable roles played by the erstwhile Lagos State governor, Mr Raji Fashola who helped former football stars who were in need of help during his tenure of office.

“We must set up a fund to look after these guys. I miss Fashola we need more state governors like him.

“We need to look after our own. State governments, associations, those that have served our country deserve double honour. our friends are dying,” the former Moroka Swallows of South Africa player lamented.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *