Yobo Pays Tribute To Late Shuaibu Amodu

By Ibrahim Taiwo , The Nigerian Voice Sports

Former Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo, has paid an emotional tribute to Shuaibu Amodu.

Amodu was a former Super Eagles coach, who guided the team to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but he was not allowed to take the team to the competition, he was replaced by Lars Largerback.

Amodu died in his sleep having complained of chest pains the previous night on June 10, 2016, four days after Stephen Keshi died.

Yobo made his Super Eagles debut under Shuaibu Amodu in March 2001, the former Everton star has taken to Social Media to pen an emotional tribute to his former coach.

“Rest on coach Shuaibu Amodu. We lost this great man barely three days after coach [Stephen] Keshi,” Yobo wrote on Instagram.

“This was very tough to take; I was devastated because he was more than just a coach to me.

“Coach Amodu was a father-figure; he was my go-to anytime I was in doubt and needed clarity or support. You're greatly missed Coachee, continue to rest in peace.

Amodu guided Nigeria to the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan but he was sacked after the team settled for a bronze medal at the 2002 Afcon in Mali.