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Late Amodu Shaibu Holds Confederations Cup Record




Even after passing on a year ago, Nigeria’s former coach, Amodu Shaibu is still a record holder in the FIFA Confederation Cup which opens on Saturday.

Sports Village Square gathered from records released by FIFA, the late Amodu at 36 years and 263 days was the youngest ever coach ever to take charge of a team at the FIFA Confederation Cup.

He achieved that when he guided the Super Eagles at the then Intercontinental Cup in Saudi Arabia in 1995. But that record will lapse this Saturday when New Zealand’s Anthony Hudson leads his team to face Russia.

At 36 years and 96 days, he will become the Confederations Cup’s youngest-ever coach.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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