Orumen, Akintunde express sadness over the death of Keshi, Amodu

By Adeyinka Akintunde, Lagos. on June 12, 2016

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Former member of the Technical committee of the Nigerian Football Federation, Godwin Dudu-Orumen has expressed sadness over the death of former Super Eagles coaches Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shuaibu, who both died last week in Benin, Edo State.  He described the event as “a great shock and a sad time for Nigerian football”

Dudu-Orumen, speaking with Daily Sports in Lagos said “It is a great shock and a real sad time for Nigeria football to lose two former national team coaches. It is quite heavy to bear.”

Orumen further advised the Nigerian Football Federation, (NFF) to be “supportive, to any plans that the families of the decease come up with. It is actually my hope that the NFF will work with the families of these coaches who have passed on to ensure that something happens in the proper direction.”

Orumen believes that these events will be a “test-case” as all wait and see how the NFF will go about the burial and aftermath of Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shuaibu.

Similarly, Public Analyst and Sports Commentator, Muyiwa Akintunde also expressed sadness at the death of these two sportsmen. Akintunde, speaking with Daily Sports said that “it is a very sad development; nobody wish for anybody to die. When you have two significant figures in Nigerian football dying in that manner, it’s very painful and it touches the heart.”

Akintunde praised the NFF for the way they have handled the development, especially Stephen Keshi, who died days earlier. According to him “the NFF has said that there have been a lot of interests in Africa and across the world, and the President has recommended some steps to the Federal government on ways to immortalize Keshi. It was also the NFF that announced the death of Amodu Shuaibu. I expect that the NFF to do the same, (and more) for Amodu.”

Akintunde expects that the Federal Government will immortalize Amodu Shuaibu, “who has made a lot of contributions to the country. He was the Super Eagles coach during the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations, and he had qualified Nigeria for two FIFA World Cup (even though he never coached Nigeria during the World Cup proper). Given his contribution to Nigerian football, I think the Federal Government should come up with a way to immortalize him, as a way of encouraging other people to add value to the country.

The public analyst finally consoles Nigerians to take it as it has come, and should not attribute these events to any intrigue. “Nigerians should instead use this to look into our football and see how we can make it better, in honour of these heroes who have gone.”

•Photo shows Amodu Shuaibu who died yesterday.

 

 

 

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 12, 2016


 

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