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The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Youth and Sports, Senator Joseph Obinna Ogba was at the Glass House on Monday to commiserate with the football body on the deaths of Coaches Stephen Keshi and Shuaibu Amodu.
Keshi, only the second man to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and as a coach, died in Benin City in the early hours of Wednesday. Amodu, four –time Coach of the Super Eagles, died in the same city in the early hours of Saturday.
Ogba, who was Member of the NFF Executive Committee during Amodu’s fourth stint with the Super Eagles, during which he qualified the Super Eagles for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and won bronze medal at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, said: “Amodu’s death was a big shock to me, just as Keshi’s. Both men were institutions based on what they achieved with the Super Eagles.”
Ogba, who is also Chairman of the Ebonyi State Football Association, added: “I knew both men very well, for they were towers of excellence. It is a pity that at a time they still had so much to contribute to Nigeria football, they left us just like that.
“Death is a necessary end; it is a debt we all owe. However, we are sad because these gentlemen have died at a relatively young age, when they still had so much in them to give.”
NFF’s 2nd Vice President and LMC chairman, Mr. Shehu Dikko, was also at the Glass House to sign the condolence registers, now placed side-by-side. “It is tragic. Words are inadequate to express the grief and sense of loss that the NFF feels right now.”