…The Bull as he is fondly called had earlier this year been appointed as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Nigeria’s Super Eagles player, Daniel Amokachi, as the Special Assistant on Sports.
This was disclosed on Thursday as Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare handed him his appointment letter in Abuja.
The letter dated August 17, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, read “I am pleased to inform you that Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved your appointment as Special Assistant on Sports.
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“The appointment takes effect from August 11, 2020.”
Daily Post has earlier reported in February that President Buhari had appointed Amokachi as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.
However, his new appointment exceeds football matters as he is saddled with the responsibility as Special Assistant on Sports, to advise the President on all sports matters.
Amokachi has played for Ranchers Bees Football Club of Kaduna, Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids.
The 47-year-old featured for Nigeria in three World Cup finals namely USA 94, France 98 and Korea/Japan 2002, won a Gold medal at Atlanta 1996 Olympics, won two African Cup of Nations cup as both player and Assistant Coach, to Late Stephen Keshi, Austin Eguavoen, Samson Siasia, and Lars Largerback.