'Amodu was a true nationalist,' Reps. Speaker eulogises late coach

The speaker said that Amodu's demise would forever remain painful as it came when the nation's football was in dire need of his experience to reform it.

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives

Amodu, who until his death on Saturday was the Technical Director of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), had since been buried according to Muslim rites.

Dogara in a statement issued by his Media aide, Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja on Sunday described Amodu as a true nationalist who dedicated his lifetime to serving his country.

He said that Nigerian football was under trial because of the death of Amodu and Stephen Keshi earlier in the week.

He prayed God to grant the nation and his family the fortitude to bear the loss.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Amodu during his tenures as coach of the National team qualified the Super Eagles for the World Cup in 2002 and 2010.

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