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Nigerians Feeding on Football should ‘swim & sink’ with Amodu

Tony Ubani
PRESIDENT of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Sani Lulu Abdullahi was like a fish out of water after his board demoted Eagles coach Amodu Shuaibu last week.


He battled in vain to save the job of the man. But in trying to save Amodu’s job, he nearly lost his own job. Lulu has not hidden his love for Amodu and even declared that “my board will swim and sink with him” Sports Vanguard gathered that other board members who could not stomach Lulu’s romance for the embattled coach turned the table around and nearly impeached the Kogi man.

“He was shocked when some(10) members compiled impeachable offences against him. He was saved but was rattled  enough that he could not believe his head would have been chopped in the guillotine. His insistence of retaining Amodu was among the offences tabled against him including the missing $236,000 dollars and his Animal Farm governance that has made some board members sacred cows.

While Lulu is still coming to terms with his lucky escape from impeachment, Barrister Dudu Orumen thinks that the Board of Lulu should throw in the towel with humiliated Amodu.

“Eagles performance at the Cup of Nations was epileptic, uninspiring and a confirmation of Amodu’s lack of capacity for the job. And now that NFF have shoved him aside, should the NFF  not also resign? After all, they promised to sink and swim with Amodu.

They should sink with him NOW if they have honour instead of the name-dropping of coaches they are currently engaged in. I bet they have not made contacts with any of these coaches. NFF is an unserious band of  self-serving people never going to get Nigeria’s football anywhere”, Orumen who resigned as a member of the Technical Committee because of the lack of transparency in doing their work said.

Many Nigerians have also questioned Nigeria’s readiness for hiring a foreign coach considering that Dutchman  Louis Van Gaal has ruled himself out as well as Russia coach, Guus Hiddink. “It is only in Nigeria that you drop names of coaches without making contacts with them”, Orumen said.


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