Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has lamented over the sudden death of Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF) Technical Director and former Super Eagles Head Coach Amodu Shuaibu .
Senator Mark said Amodu’s death coming three days after the demise of his compatriot Stephen Keshi is devastating and frustrating.
He noted that the death of the two foremost Nigerian football Managers in quick succession unarguably depleted the bank of knowledge and experience that would have been needed to revamp the nation’s Soccer desirous of oxygen.
Senator Mark stated: “It’s devastating to hear that Amodu Shuaibu passed on to the great beyond. We were struggling to come to terms with the death of Stephen Keshi only to be confronted with yet another blow.
“Unarguably, Amodu Shuaibu was one of our best football handlers both at the club level and continental assignments. Over time, he demonstrated unwavering commitment and love for country. He was a great patriot in the real sense of the world.
“He was always handy even at very critical moments. Honestly, Nigeria has lost one of her best and fertile minds in football administration. We shall miss his frank and professional disposition. We have lost a reliable and dependable administrator.
” I pray that God Almighty grant the nation especially the immediate family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Senator Mark urged the NFF to immortalize Amodu Shuaibu in recognition and appreciation of his contributions to development of sports especially soccer in Nigeria.