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.