Dalung, Pinnick others attend 8 Day Fidau Prayers for Late Shuaibu Amodu

The eight day fidau prayer for Shuaibu Amodu, late ex-Eagles' coach,  took place earlier today at his Lagos residence- 41b, Adegoke Street, off Alhaji Masha Street, Surulere, Lagos.

Dalung, Pinnick others attend 8 Day Fidau Prayers for Late Shuaibu Amodu
Late Amodu Shuaibu. Photo source: Naij.com

An eight day fidau prayer was organised today in honour of former Super Eagles coach Shuaibu Amodu who passed on earlier this month.

Amodu, 58, who until his death on Friday June 10, 2016 was the technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), passed on peacefully at his residence in Benin, the Edo state capital.

Coach Amodu Shuaibu was buried that same day but according to Islamic rites, Fidau prayers are done for a deceased after eight days.

In attendance during the fidau prayers today were important figures from the football fraternity amongst which was the leadership of the Nigerian football federation led by Amaju Melvin Pinnick. Also in attendance was the Hon. Minister for Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung.

Ex internationals like former Real Sociedad and Real Madrid B player Mutiu Adepoju, Ike Shorunmu and other coaches were there to offer prayers to the departed soul.

Amodu passed on peacefully at his residence in Benin, the Edo state capital after complaining of chest pain the night before his demise. His family later revealed that the four- time Super Eagles coach was on medication for hypertension.

After a short playing career between 1976 and 1981 with club sides Dumez and Niger tornadoes which was cut short by a broken leg, Shuaibu Amodu went into management leading a number of club sides in Nigeria, such as BCC Lions, El-Kanemi Warriors, and Shooting Stars. He also managed Orlando Pirates of South Africa but would only rise to prominence when he led BCC Lions of Gboko to win the Africa Cup Winners Cup in 1991.

Amodu, 58, qualified the super Eagles to two world cups (2010 and 2014) and until his death on Friday, June 10, 2016, was the technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).