9th February, 2012
Former Super Eagles handler, Shuaibu Amodu was the August visitor to the team’s camp on Thursday morning ostensibly to encourage the players and particularly the technical crew.
Spotting a brown Niger Delta attire and with his hair with patches of grey, Amodu, looked fresh and robust. And as usual football and the national team was on his mind as he sat chatting with Big Boss Stephen Keshi, Dan Amokachi, Hypoandyn Valere and Psychologist, Robinson Okosun and Media Officer Ben Alaiya.
Amodu praised the idea of a totally home-based national side but urged the NFF to maintain their level of support for the national team.
He also spoke against plans by the NFF to cut players allowances, saying Nigerian players offer so much to the nation and should be well remunerated.
Amodu said Keshi, the former Super Eagles skipper, who once worked with him as an assistant has taken the most controversial and hottest job in the land and urged him to be calm and develop a thick skin towards critics.
He recalled his many battles with the media, some of whom he said just refused to see anything positive in him.
“Some people just won’t like your face no matter how hard working and successful you are. Keshi, should just learn to ignore such people and concentrate on his job. He’s somebody I know very well and I think he would succeed but we must give him all the support to do so”.