The Chairman

Nigerian football last week experienced the shocking deaths of both legendary coaches who led the Super Eagles several times in their career.

Keshi who led Nigeria to two African Cup of Nations title-one as a captain and the other as a coach- died on Wednesday, June 8 of suspected cardiac arrest while Amodu died three days later on Saturday, June 11.

Hon Aliyu said he got the news of Coach Amodu's demise while still mourning the death of Coach Keshi.

“Nigeria have just lost two great football tacticians within a space of four days, they were among the finest coaches the countries had ever produced, they need to be immortalized”, he said.

He added that entire Niger State has been thrown into mourning over the death of Coach Amodu who was a striker with Niger Tornadoes between 1978 and 1981.

The chairman urged the families of the coaches, the NFF and the entire football family in the country to accept the will of God and look unto him for solace.

He added that both Keshi and Amodu death has created a vacuum in the football circle that would be hard to fill, adding that the country should be grateful to the service that they (Keshi and Amodu) rendered to their country until their death.