Benue mourns Amodu, as Ortom expresses shock over his death
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has commiserated with the family of the late former coach of the country’s senior football team, Shuaibu Amodu, the government and people of Edo State and all soccer loving Nigerians over the death of the renowned tactician.
Ortom, while reacting to the demise of the former Super Eagles coach, expressed shock over the sad loss, saying that Amodu will be deeply missed by millions of those who follow the game of football in the state and the country at large.
He said the football history of Benue State would not be complete without the name of the late Amodu, whose time as coach of BCC Lions Football Club, Gboko brought numerous honours to the state and led to the discovery of many home-grown talents for the national teams.
Ortom said coach Amodu would particularly be remembered in Benue for guiding BCC Lions to win the 1990 African Cup Winners Cup, now known as CAF Confederation Cup and guided the club to also lift the country’s FA Cup.
He said the late Amodu contributed greatly to the development of football in Nigeria, including leading the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.