Former Super Eagles coach, Shaibu Amodu
Former Super Eagles sweat merchant Shaibu Amodu was the August visitor to the team’s camp on Thursday morning ostensibly to encourage the players and particularly the technical crew.
Spotting a brown Niger Delta wear and with his hair with patches of grey, Amodu, looked fresh and robust and as usual football and the national team was on his mind as he sat chatting with Stephen Keshi, Dan Amokachi, Hypoandyn Valere and psychologist, Robinson Okosun and Media Officer, Ben Alaiya.
Amodu praised the idea of a totally home-based national side but urged the NFF to maintain their level of support for the national team. He also spoke against plans by the NFF to cut players allowances saying Nigerians players offer so much to the nation and they should be well remunerated.
To Keshi, he said the former Super Eagles skipper, who once worked with him as an assistant has taken the most controversial and hottest job in the land and urged him to always be calm and develop thick skin towards critics. He recalled his many battles with the media, some of whom he said just refused to see anything positive in him.
“Some people just won’t like your face no matter how hardworking and successful you are. Keshi should just learn to ignore such people and concentrate on his job. He’s somebody I know very well and I think he would succeed but we must give him all the support to do so”.