Former Super Eagles  striker, Daniel Amokachi  has been  appointed  as the Special Assistant on Sports to Nigeria’s president, Mohammadu Buhari.

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

Amokachi was earlier  in the year named  Nigeria’s  Football Ambassador and although  a ceremonial  role, he  is expected to mentor youngsters.

According  to his letter of  appointment as Special Assistant on Sports and signed by the Secretary to the Government, Boss Mustapha, “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.”

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

He played in two World Cup finals, won two Cup of Nations as both player and Assistant  coach,  to Stephen Keshi.

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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