Buhari Appoints Ex-Super Eagles Striker, Amokachi As Special Assistant On Sports
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles striker, Daniel Amokachi, as Special Assistant on Sports.
This was announced in a press statement by the Media Office of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development on Thursday, August 20.
The statement was titled, ‘PMB appoints Amokachi Special Assistant, Sports’, and signed by John Akanji, Special Adviser on media to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.
The statement noted that Amokachi’s letter of appointment was issued on August 17, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
The statement quoted the appointment letter as saying;
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, the 47-year-old is expected to advise the President on all sports matters and not only football which he is known for.
The former Everton player was earlier in the year named Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.
Amokachi, popularly known as Da Bull, began his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees Football club, played for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids.
He was voted the third-best player in Africa three times. Amokachi 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.
He had coached the U-23 National Team, served as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and coached Nasarawa United.