A cousin of former Super Eagles coach and current National Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Shuaibu Amodu, has revealed the cause and manner of the football legend’s death.
He said Amodu who led prayers before the family went to bed Friday night only complained of chest pains and a doctor was called to the house to check him.
“He was checked and certified okay and they all went to bed.
“After the prayers, he went to bed but asked that he should be wakened up at 04:00 to prepare for the fasting.
“It was around 04:00 when they tried to wake him to prepare for the fasting that they saw him dead. That was all. He didn’t wake up,” Afegbua said.
His body has been moved to Okpella Saturday morning for burial according to Muslim rites.