EDO FA Holds Amodu Memorial Lecture


Edo FA will hold a memorial lecture to honour late Super Eagles coach Amodu Shaibu on Friday.
Chairman Edo FA, Frank Ilaboya, said the lecture would be held to honour Amodu and also remember the life and times of one of the country’s finest coaches.

The lecture titled : ‘Life and Times of Amodu Shaibu’, would be delivered by veteran coach, Alabi Aisien. A novelty match involving ex-internationals would be played after the lecture.

According to Ilaboya, the event scheduled for the Media Centre of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, will feature coaches, former and current players, as well as sports and football administrators.

“Beyond the lecture, the occasion will serve as a reminder to both Edo State and the Federal Government on the need to find a way to immortalise Nigeria’s past heroes,” Ilaboya stated.

Amodu died in Benin City on June 11, 2016, aged 58, few days after the demise of another Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.
The late coach, who was Technical Director, Nigeria Football Federation, until his death, helped qualify the Eagles for the 2002 and 2010 World Cups as well as leading the national team to third place finish at the AFCON 2002 and 2010.