President Buhari appoints Daniel Amokachi as Special Assistant on Sports

President Buhari appoints Daniel Amokachi as Special Assistant on Sports

Former Super Eagles striker and Nigerian  Football  Ambassador  Daniel Amokachi has been appointed as the Special Assistant on Sports to President Mohammadu Buhari.

According to his letter of appointment dated  August  17th, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha,  stated ” I am pleased to inform you that   Mohammadu Buhari, President of the  Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved your appointment as Special Assistant on Sports.

The appointment  takes effect from the 11th of August, 2020.”

As Special  Assistant on Sports, Amokachi is expected to advise the President on all sports matters.

The Former Everton of England player was earlier in the year named Nigeria’s  Football Ambassador.  Although a ceremonial role, as Ambassador he is expected to mentor youngsters.

Amokachi a.k.a ‘Da Bull’ began his career in  Kaduna with Ranchers Bees Football club of Kaduna,  played for Club Brugge of Belgium,  Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and  Colorado Rapids. He was thrice voted the third-best player in Africa.

He played in three World Cup finals, won two nations cup as both player and Assistant  Coach,  to Stephen Keshi, Austin Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, and Lars Largerback. He won Gold in the Football event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.

Since his career was truncated by injury, he had coached the U-23 National  Team, served as  Assistant  Coach of the Super Eagles, and coached Nasarrawa United.

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