The Nigeria Football Federation has said that it would hold a join executive committee meeting in honour of a former Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, and the Technical Director of the federation, Shuaibu Amodu, who both died during the week.
While Keshi died on Tuesday in Benin, the Edo State capital, Amodu died on Saturday morning in his residence also in the state capital.
The General Secretary of the NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, disclosed this when he led a delegation of the football body to the residence of the former Super Eagles coach in Okpella community, Etsako East Local Government Area of the state.
The delegation was received by the younger â€Žbrother of the deceased, Yunusa.
â€ŽSanusi said, â€œDefinitely, it is going to be a joint meeting, since that of Keshi has not taken place. So, it is going to be a joint one. We are in a very sorrowful moment now.
â€œNobody is in any mood to attend to anything; everybody is sad and down. But I believe by the time people start getting themselves back, we will call for a meeting and chart a way forward.
â€œThese (Amodu and Keshi) are heroes and we will do as much as possible to try to immortalise our heroes and their efforts will not be in vainâ€Ž.â€
â€ŽHe also described the death of Amodu as a loss to the football community, adding, however, that he lived a â€œfulfilled lifeâ€.
Culled from THE PUNCH