The Nigeria Football Federation has revealed that plans are underway to immortalize legendary Nigerian coaches Stephen Keshi and Shuaibu Amodu who both passed away in June.
NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi revealed this while receiving in his office on Thursday, the newly –appointed National Technical Director, Mr. Bitrus Bewarang who will replace Amodu, who was the Technical director of the NFF before his death.
In his words, he said “The NFF is liaising with the Federal Government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, with regards to the immortalization of the two icons of football in Nigeria who died last month. Both men contributed immensely to the development of Nigerian football and will never be forgotten. “The NFF Board has immense confidence in your person that you will be able to fit quite well into the shoes left by late Coach Amodu and perhaps come up with great ideas to enhance the workings of the Technical department.”
Sanusi told Bewarang, who is the president of Nigeria Football Coaches Association in a statement released by theNFF.com. Amodu has since been buried according to Muslim rites while Stephen Keshi will be buried on July 29, 2016.