What Led To Late Former Super Eagles Coach, Shuaibu Amodu’s Death? TrendyVoice

11 June 2016

What Led To Late Former Super Eagles Coach, Shuaibu Amodu’s Death?

A cousin to the late technical director of
the Nigeria Football Federation and
former Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu
Amodu, has revealed what really led to
the death of the celebrated former

The cousin named Akuri Afegbua, said
Amodu died after complaining of pain
in the left side of his chest.
He further stated that the Edo born
sportsman was already frustrated from
the alleged non-payment of his
financial entitlements by the NFF and
the Edo State Government.
Afegbua said that Shuaibu had also laid
complaints on how his financial status
had made it difficult for him to attend
to his needs and that of his immediate

According to him, Amodu went down to
Benin to demand the payment of his
outstanding entitlements before he
He said with tears in his eyes, "I think
he died of frustration, his financial
status. He was not paid. He was
complaining of not being paid and had
no money to maintain himself and his
immediate family.
"I think the purpose of him being in
Benin was to put in a bill for his
payment, both NFF and the state
Afegbua made it known that the late
coach had suffered from high blood
pressure in the past.

"We were together yesterday. In the
afternoon, he called to say that he was
feeling some pain in the left side of his
chest and he called in a doctor.
"The doctor test him; he had 140 over
100 as his blood pressure. The doctor
said that it was not bad, he could
continue with his fasting," he
He also added that the ex-Eagles coach
did not show any signs of ill health on
Friday when he assisted one of his
uncles to secure a bail at a police
He was also said to have led in the
prayer to break the fast on Friday,
before he was suddenly found dead at
about 4am on Saturday.

"Apart from that he complained of pain
in his chest, he was perfectly okay. We
came back this morning to wake up to
do the normal fasting but met him
dead, "he lamented.

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