Shuaibu Amodu was born 18 April, 1958 in Edo State. He started his career in football as a striker for Dumez and Niger Tornadoes. His football career came to an end when he broke his leg. Amodu has managed a number of club sides in the past both in Nigeria and overseas. They include Shooting Stars, BCC Lions, El Kanemi Warriors, Sharks F.C and Orlando Pirates of South Africa.
He first coached the Nigerian national team from April 2001 to February 2002, when they won the AFCON bronze medal at Mali 2002 and then dismissed after the tournament. Amodu claimed that his dismissal was “unfair”and that after a month, he was yet to receive a formal letter confirming his dismissal.
He was appointed Coach of the Nigerian national team again in April 2008 and led the Super Eagles to 3rd position in the 2010 African Cup of Nations in Angola and was appointed technical director of Nigeria’s national team in May 2013. He left to be named Technical Director of Bendel Insurance F.C in November 2013. He was re-appointed Nigeria manager in October 2014, replacing Stephen Keshi. It was his fourth time in charge of the country’s national team. Keshi returned to the role two weeks later but was fired in July 2015 and Amodu took over the Eagles again temporarily. He was replaced by Sunday Oliseh on a permanent basis later that month.
Following the resignation of Sunday Oliseh, the NFF again, appointed Amodu as the new interim coach of the national team. Amodu’s other accomplishments include Nigerian FA Cup titles with BCC Lions of Gboko and El Kanemi Warriors on multiple occasions.