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Shaibu Amodu

Shaibu Amodu
Personal information
Date of birth April 1958 (age 57)[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1978 Dumez
1978–1981 Niger Tornadoes
Teams managed
BCC Lions
El-Kanemi Warriors
Shooting Stars
1994–1995 Nigeria
1996–1997 Nigeria
1996–1997 Orlando Pirates
2001–2002 Nigeria
2008–2010 Nigeria
2014 Nigeria
2015 Nigeria (caretaker)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Shaibu Amodu (born April 1958) is a Nigerian football coach.

Playing career

Amodu, a striker, played for Dumez and Niger Tornadoes. His playing career ended after he broke his leg.[1]

Coaching career

Amodu has manages a number of club sides in Nigeria, such as BCC Lions, El-Kanemi Warriors, and Shooting Stars; he also managed Orlando Pirates in South Africa.[1]

He first managed the Nigerian national team from April 2001 to February 2002.[2] Amodu later stated that his dismissal was "unfair",[3] and also said that, a month later, he had yet to receive a formal letter confirming his dismissal.[4]

He was re-appointed manager in April 2008.[5] In December 2009 the Nigeria Football Federation stated that Amodu was under pressure,[6] and in January 2010 there was speculation about his future.[7] He was sacked in February 2010.[8]

Amodu was appointed technical director of Nigeria's national teams in May 2013.[9]

He was re-appointed Nigeria manager in October 2014, replacing Stephen Keshi.[10] It was his fifth spell in charge of the country.[11] Keshi returned to the role two weeks later but was fired in July 2015 and Amodu took over the Eagles again temporarily.[12][13] He was replaced by Sunday Oliseh on a permanent basis later that month.[14]

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  13. ^ Keshi sacked as Nigeria coach (BBC)
  14. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33536516
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