14 Things You Probably Didnt Know About Shaibu Amodu

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As Nigerians and football lovers across the country continue to mourn the demise of the NFF Technical Director and former Super Eagles coach, Shaibu AmoduINFORMATION NIGERIA in this light bring to you 14 things you probably didnt know about Shaibu Amodu.

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  1. Amodu, started his football career as  a striker and played for Dumez and Niger Tornadoes.
  2. His playing career ended after he broke his leg
  3. Amodu has managed a number of club sides in Nigeria, such as BCC Lions, El-Kanemi Warriors, and Shooting Stars
  4. He also managed Orlando Pirates in South Africa
  5. He first managed the Nigerian national team from April 2001 to February 2002.
  6. Amodu later stated that his dismissal was “unfair”, and also said that, a month later, he had yet to receive a formal letter confirming his dismissal
  7. He was re-appointed manager in April 2008.
  8. In December 2009 the Nigeria Football Federation stated that Amodu was under pressure.
  9. He was sacked in February 2010
  10. Amodu was appointed technical director of Nigeria’s national teams in May 2013
  11. He was re-appointed Nigeria manager in October 2014, replacing Stephen Keshi.
  12. It was his fifth spell in charge of the country.
  13. Keshi returned to the role two weeks later but was fired in July 2015 and Amodu took over the Eagles again temporarily.
  14. He was replaced by Sunday Oliseh on a permanent basis later that month.



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