Richard a Ginika Izuora
Former Super Eagles striker and Nigerian Football Ambassador, Daniel Amokachi, has been appointed Special Assistant on Sports to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Amokachi’s appointment was announced in a statement by the Media Officer to the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Thursday, August 20.
“I am pleased to inform you that Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved the appointment of a 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,” he said.
The former Everton of England player was earlier in the year named Nigeria’s Football Ambassador and is expected to mentor youngsters.
Amokachi began his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees Football Club and 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.
Amokachi won Gold in the Football event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.
Since confirming his retirement from active football; the former Besiktas of Turkey player has also coached the U-23 National Team; served as assistant coach of the Super Eagles, and coached the NPFL club side, Nasarrawa United.