NASARAWA State deputy governor, Honourable Silas Agara has joined other football stakeholders in the country to call for the immortalisation of the late former Super Eagles coaches, Stephen Keshi and Shuaibu Amodu.
He made the call in Lafia, when he was appointed as the ‘Pillar of Sports in Nasarawa State by the state chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).
Agara, explained that the late coaches contributed immensely to the development of football in the country.
According to him, “Keshi has won the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the country as a player in 1994 and as a coach in 2013, while Amodu coached Nigeria to qualify for two World Cup finals, 2002 and 2010”.
Agara added that, it may take up to 20 years for the country to fill the vacuum left by the late soccer tacticians.
Earlier, the Chairman of Nasarawa State SWAN, Alhaji Danmusa Mohammed, said the appointment of Agara as the pillar of sports in the state was as a result of his enormous contributions to the development of sports in the state.