SWITZERLAND, AUGUST 20 – President Muhammadu Buhari has named former Super Eagles forward, Daniel Amokachi, as his Special Assistant on sports.
This was confirmed by the president’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on Thursday evening.
“President @MBuhari has appointed former Super Eagles striker and Nigerian Football Ambassador, Daniel Amokachi, as the Special Assistant on Sports,” Ahmad tweeted.
Today’s Echo gathers that his letter of appointment is dated August 17, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
The letter 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.”
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 a.k.a ‘Da Bull’ began his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees, played for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids.
He played in three World Cup finals, won two Africa Cup of Nations as both player and Assistant Coach, to Stephen Keshi, Austin Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, and Lars Largerback.
Amokachi also won Gold in the football event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.
Since his career was truncated by injury, he has coached the U-23 National Team, served as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and coached Nasarawa United.