July 22, 2017

CAF honours Keshi, Amodu, Ogaba


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has honoured the late renowned Nigerian football coaches, Stephen Keshi and  Shuaibu Amodu as well as ex-junior international, Ogaba Peter.

Keshi and Amodu who were Super Eagles coaches on several occasions in their careers, died in 2016, within weeks of each other.

At the 39th Ordinary Congress at the Nelson Mandela Hall of the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, the legends were remembered with the CAF Golden Order of Merit for the immense contributions to African football.

In addition to the two fallen coaches, another fallen Nigerian soccer star, Ogaba also received a posthumous award.

The ex-Flying Eagles player, who also passed on in 2016 was the youngest Nigerian player at the FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted by Saudi Arabia in 1989 where Nigeria lost in the final to eventual winners, Portugal.

Ogaba had earlier featured at the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in Canada in 1987 where Nigeria also lost in the final to the defunct USSR via penalties.