Nigeria Under-17 national team head coach, Manu Garba, has discontinued the screening exercise for players into his team for the time being following the death of Shuaibu Amodu on Saturday.
Amodu died in his sleep in Benin City following complaints of chest pains on Friday night and Garba explained that it was out of place to go ahead with the screening process on Saturday following the passing away of the technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Garba remains in shock over the death of Amodu, whom was his coach at El-Kanemi Warriors when they won the Nigeria FA Cup (now Federation Cup) in 1992.
He went on to describe Amodu as “a man with a reservoir of knowledge.”
“This is a great loss to me. I spoke with Amodu just two days ago and we discussed about our screening, and I feel so sad that he has gone few days after we lost Stephen Keshi. Amodu was my coach at El-Kanemi Warriors when I captained El-Kanemi to win the FA Cup and we have remained ever so close ever since.
“He was a man with a reservoir of knowledge and we all enjoyed his presentation during the Caf Licence-A Coaching Course here in Abuja and I can’t just believe Amodu is dead. I’m too sad over this loss and in his honour, we have to call off our training session today (Saturday) and God’s willing, we shall continue on Monday,” the Golden Eaglets trainer said.