Buhari Appoints Amokachi As Nigeria Football Ambassador

Buhari Appoints Amokachi Football Ambassador

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, as the country’s Football Ambassador.

Amokachi was among the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia and was also in the Nigerian Olympic Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that won the Gold Medal.

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Aside from his football exploits in Europe, particularly in England where he won the FA Cup with Everton in 1995, Amokachi, following his retirement, has coached Nasarawa United and Enyimba Football Club of Aba.

Now that he is Nigeria’s Football Ambassador (a largely ceremonial role), Amokachi will assist the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to scout for talents.

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He will also play a part in the processes to revive Nigeria’s football development, as well as mentor young sportsmen and women.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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