The Edo State Football Association will hold a memorial lecture in honour of the late Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu today.
In a release made available to Completesportsnigeria.com, Edo State FA Chairman 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 entitled ‘Life and Times of Shuaibu Amodu,’ will be delivered by veteran coach, Alabi Aisien.
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 10, 2016, aged 58, few days after the demise of another Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.
The late coach, who was Technical Director, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) until his death, helped the Super Eagles qualify for the 2002 and 2010 World Cups and also led the national team to the third place at the 2002 and 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.