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Tribute to Stephen Keshi, Amodu Shuaibu, Yemi Tella and Other Nigerian Coaches Who Are No More

1. Stephen Keshi

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi was a Nigerian footballer and coach and the only Nigerian ever to win the AFCON as both a player and a coach.

When he retired as a player, he had 60 caps for the national team and was the second most-capped player at that time.

Having previously coached countries like Togo and Mali, he was appointed coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria and he led them to AFCON triumph in 2013. Sadly, he passed away three years later, at the age of 54.

He has a stadium named after him in Asaba, the capital city of Delta state.

2. Amodu Shuaibu

Amodu Shuaibu was a Nigerian footballer and coach. He managed local clubs like El-Kanemi Warriors and Shooting Stars before he was appointed manager of the national team. He was manager of the Super Eagles on six different spells, helping them qualify for the World Cup tournament and winning bronze with them at AFCON.

Amodu, who also coached South African club Orlando Pirates, died on June 10, 2016, just three days after Stephen Keshi passed away.

3. Yemi Tella:

Yemi Tella was the coach of the Nigerian U17 team when they conquered the world in 2007. Nigeria won the U17 World Cup tournament, beating Spain in the final.

Nigerian striker Macauley Chrisantus was awarded the golden shoe and silver ball, with Germany's Toni Kroos winning the golden ball and Spain's Bojan Krkic winning the bronze ball.

Coach Yemi Tella won the 2007 African coach of the year, but sadly he passed away on October 20, 2006, at the age of 56, as a result of cancer of the lungs.

Brazilian coach Otto Martins Gloria, who led the Green Eagles of Nigeria to AFCON triumph in the year 1980, passed away 6 years later.

And other deceased coaches of the senior or youth national team, who I cannot remember right now, this is to say thank you for your services. You may be no more, but you'll forever live in our hearts.

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