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Orlando Pirates Pay Tribute To Amodu



In the wake of former Orlando Pirates and Nigeria coach Shuaibu Amodu's passing, the Soweto giants have since released a message of condolences.


The Super Eagles mentor succumbed to a suspected heart failure on Friday, a few days after Stephen Keshi's passing.

Keshi passed away on Wednesday due to a heart related illness as well.

In a statement on the club's website, Pirates management and the Bucs family sent their condolences to Amodu's family.

“Orlando Pirates management and the extended Bucs family would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the family of Shaibu Amodu who has passed away,” reads a statement.

“Though from Nigeria, Amodu is no stranger to South Africa having been an assistant coach and then a head coach of the Mighty Buccaneers in the late 90s.

“Since leaving the Club, Amodu went on to become coach of the Nigerian senior national team. At the time of his death, Amodu was the Technical Director of the Super Eagles.

“We convey our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Amodu family and pledge our profound moral support. We supplicate that God gives you fortitude at this moment of your extreme grief and pain.

The 58-year-old Amodu was in charge of the Premier Soccer League giants in the second season of the PSL in the 1997/98 campaign. 
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