President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles striker, Daniel Amokachi, as his Special Assistant on Sports.
This was confirmed in a press statement by the Media Office of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development on Thursday.
The statement signed by John Akanji, Special Adviser on media to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare stated 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 read, “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.
Amokachi popularly known as Da Bull began his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees Football club of Kaduna, 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.
He 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.
He 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 Nasarrawa United.