By Tony Ehighiale, Benin
The eldest son of the late former Super Eagles Coach, Shuaib Amodu;Â Abdul-Aziz has stated that his father had a premonition of his death.Â Until his death on Saturday, Amodu was the technical director of theÂ Nigeria Football Federation.
Speaking to newsmen in Benin on Saturday shortly after the remains ofÂ his father were interred, Abdulazeez also revealed his last momentsÂ with his father saying their last discussion centred on his impending Â National Youth Service Corps.
The 26-year-old graduate from Igbinedion University, Okada said theyÂ discussed plans for his National Youth Service Corps programme later Â this month.
â€œI am to go for the NYSC programme this month. So, I called himÂ yesterday (Friday) to just discuss concerning the programme,â€Â Abdul-Aziz said.
â€œHe didnâ€™t pick my call; he called me back and told me that he was
very busy and I should calm down and that he would get to Okpella on
Saturday so that we could see and talk. That was the last thing he
said to me.â€
Abdul-Aziz also revealed that his late father had informed him that he
should be buried immediately according to Islamic rites if he died.
â€œHe briefly said something about death, because I asked of Stephen
Keshi; I know Keshi. When I asked of him, he said that he (Keshi) was
not buried immediately due to the fact that he was not a Muslim.
â€œHe said that he hoped I knew that if he died, nobody will wait for
anybody; he would be buried immediately. I told him yes.
â€œHe told me to be patient, and then they broke the news to me today.â€