By BUNMI OGUNYALE
FOLLOWING news of Amodu’s demise on Saturday, football lovers, his associates, former players and Nigerians in general have taken to the social media to express their shock and pay tribute to the man who has coached the national more times than any other coach in history.
Below are some of those that twitted:
Joseph Yobo @jyobo234
My hearts bleeds. Shuaibu Amodu gone. Rest in Coach. What is happening to us?
I’m devastated, shocked, and gutted by this. Amodu meant more to me than just my coach.
He made me believe the National team was built around me and if I played well, we will win games.
Amodu gave me so much personal advice about life, was always there to help even if I didn’t talk to him about my issues.
Words can’t put it together, he will be greatly missed. My heart and thoughts are with his family at this terrible time #RIPAmoduShuaibu
Brown Ideye (MON) @OfficialIdeye
Shuaibu Amodu dead!! When we are still mourning the death of Keshi,so painful #RIPAmoduShuaibu
Elderson Echiejile @EldersonEch
Another big loss! This is shocking, I can’t believe it. He was a disciplinarian, father & a mentor. #RIPAmodu
idah pee @IdahPeterside
My coach, my mentor ,my friend ,my boss is dead #RIPAmoduShuaibu
No no no I just spoke to you couple of days ago you gave me the chance to play for my country and you’ve been like a father to me since then thanks # RIP
Death is inevitable and it is from God we come and to him we shall all return rest in peace Steven and Amodu
Pascal Patrick Mon
My coach….may ur gentle soul rest in peace ..i will never 4get you in my life.
Shuaibu Amodu ,you have just gone like that, you were everything to me like a Father, how you motivated me during my playing days, God knows better. Rest in peace
Sunday Oliseh @SundayOliseh
Waking up to another devastating horrible news: Amodu Shuaibu,former coach of Nigeria is proclaimed dead! 1st Keshi & now this.God help us!
Uche Jombo Rodriguez @uchejombo
one death too many what’s going on? RIP Amodu Shuaibu
Funmi Iyanda @Funmilola
I am a little numb to read about Amodu Shuaibu’s passing on so soon after #Keshi. Bit loss for words and emotions. God rest is soul.
Festus Keyamo @fkeyamo
What’s happening? Amodu Shuaibu, my good friend, called me a week ago that he would be in Abuja next week to see me! So sad! What is this?!!
Gara Gombe Ahmed Shuaibu
AHMODU SHUAIBU IS DEAD(RIP)
For me it is another personal lost,Another good friend and name sake.Whenever his name is mentioned or called for any National assignment i used to receive calls as if i am the one due to coincidence of our names and being in football,Indeed he was a good friend
THIS WORLD…Amodu spent the last 48 hours working with the Edo state Government on how to accord Keshi a befitting national burial…He got back home in the early hours of this morning and couldn’t sleep, fatigued! He complained about his chest, went into deep sleep (doctors can explain), he never woke up…Adieu, my brother.