Nigerian coaches set to honour Amodu, Keshi

The umbrella body of football coaches in Nigeria, the Nigeria Football Coaches Association (NFCA) has scheduled novelty matches to honour two of their departed former colleagues, Amodu Shuaibu and Stephen Keshi.

A statement signed by the General Secretary of NFCA, Solomon Ogbeide said the executive committee has resolved to honour the late former Super Eagles coaches.

According to him, a mock match will hold in honour of Amodu on July 19 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin between the national teams (past and present) coaches and would also participate actively at the 40-day prayer in Okpella on July 20.

Similarly, another mock match is slated for the same stadium on July 28 in honour of Keshi during the Lying-in state.

“In view of these elaborate programmes, the NFCA has directed all state affiliates to pay their yearly fees of N10,000 and a compulsory levy of N20,000 before July 15, while all coaches are also expected to make personal donation to the widows of the two coaches,” the statement said.

It further stated that coaches would wear green and white colours during the two events.