Abdulazeez Amodu, the first son of the late former Super Eagles coach and NFF Board Member Amodu Shuaibu had said the news of the death of his father is still like a dream to him.
Azeez who graduated at the Lucky Igbinedion University in Okada, Edo state recounts exclusively to NAIJ.com Sports that he woke up to the shock of his life.
“It got to me this morning as I was about praying after ablution,” he started. “Someone then came and was asking after my uncle who had already gone to the mosque; I came out and was like he has gone to the mosque.
“Then he said there is an information he wants to pass. He didn’t know I was the son before he dropped the bombshell that Amodu Shuaibu is dead, when he saw my countenance, then he realised I was the son; then he told me he was coming back. I was marvelled. It is still unbelievable because he was supposed to return home today after his visit to Benin.”
The young man who is currently trying to get a job described his father as a loving man, saying he did well for his family. “He is a great man and I thank God for his life. Just two weeks ago, he called me personally and told me that I should work hard. “He said I should forget about his name and fame. That there is nothing in the world and that I should just be hardworking.
“He was the best dad.” He also confirmed that his mom is also late, but he has a step-mother. “My mother is late but I have a step-mom. Shuaibu Amodu has seven children, one is in Canada while others are in Lagos.”
Shuaibu’s demise is coming a few days after the demise of a former Super Eagle’s coach, Stephen Keshi.