Amid concerns over the untimely death of Shuaibu Amodu, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has admitted to owing the legendary Eagles coach two months’ salary.
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Peterside Idah had alleged that the federation owed the late coach close to seven months wages, corroborating claims by Amodu’s cousin that he’d died from frustration over unpaid wages.
Idah claimed he received a call from the late Super Eagles coach, intimating him of his worries over a backlog of unpaid salaries, Premium Times reports.
“NFF please pay the ones that are ALIVE. I got a call from him (Amodu) that he has not been paid for about 7 months,” Idah said on Saturday.
But the NFF, through its Secretary General, Mohammed Sanusi claimed that the late coach, like other members of staff at the Glass House, was being owed two months’ salary.
“Every member of NFF Management is being owed salaries for two (2) months. The NFF will pay all monies due late Amodu to his family,” Mr Sanusi was quoted in a tweet on the official handle of the NFF.
The former BCC Lions, El-Kanemi Warriors, and Shooting Stars coach died in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday, after complaining of chest pains the night before.
Shuaibu, who passed on at 58, was said to be hypertensive and had rejected the Eagles job in February on that ground.
He twice qualified Nigeria for the Fifa World Cup in four stints with the Eagles, and was buried Saturday at his country home in Okpella, Edo State.