‘The last thing my father said to me was…’ – Amodu Shuaibu’s son

Amodu Shuaibu

Abdul-Aziz Amodu, the eldest son of the late technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amodu Shuaibu, has shared with the world, the last conversation he had with his father.

Veteran football coach, Amodu Shuaibu’s death in the early hours of Saturday morning threw the football world and Nigerians into a state of shock.

Amodu’s death was even more unfathomable as a result of the recent passing of another former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.

Speaking to Punch Newspapers, Abdul-Aziz, a 26-year-old graduate from Igbinedion University, Okada, said he last spoke with his father on Friday morning.

“I am to go for the NYSC programme this month. So, I called him yesterday (Friday) to just discuss concerning the programme.”

“He didn’t pick my call; he called me back and told me that he was very busy and I should calm down and that he would get to Okpella today (Saturday), so that we could see and talk. That was the last thing he said to me.”

“He briefly said something about death, because I asked of Stephen Keshi; I know Keshi. When I asked of him, he said that he (Keshi) was not buried immediately due to the fact that he was not a Muslim.”

“He said that he hoped I knew that if he died, nobody will wait for anybody; he would be buried immediately. I told him yes. He told me to be patient until today, before they broke the news to me.”

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