Buhari appoints Amokachi Special Assistant, Sports

Buhari appoints Amokachi Special Assistant, 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, popularly known as ‘Da Bull’ began his career in  Kaduna, with Ranchers Bees Football Club of Kaduna. He  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 championships 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 careeer was truncated by injury, he  had coached the U-23 National  team, served as  Assistant  Coach of the Super Eagles and coached Nasarawa United.

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